Missing teeth need to be replaced in order to maintain proper oral health and also to protect overall physical health. When teeth are missing, the entire bite, smile, chewing function is affected. Not only that, issues with the neighboring teeth that remain can develop. Bridges can provide a lot of strength to teeth that have been damaged, and they can also work to make the appearance, shape and color of teeth much more appealing. A dental bridge is a restorative appliance that is designed to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Bridges are used frequently to address issues related to missing teeth and is cemented permanently to your teeth.
The professionals at Sweet Water Dentistry are skilled at providing patients with high quality dental bridges and Dr. Greer makes certain that your procedure will be essentially pain free. Once he has numbed the area, the teeth that sit next to gap in your mouth will be prepared to receive the bridge. Once the teeth have been prepared for the bridge, a scan will be performed as means to take digital impressions needed in order to create your bridge. Depending on the size, a small bridge will be fabricated in house, and a larger bridge will be sent to the lab and temporary crowns will be placed until the final bridge is received.
Successful bridge placement requires healthy gum tissue. Therefore, it is important for patients to follow proper oral hygiene regimens, floss and brush twice daily and stick to a schedule of regular office visits. If missing teeth have been hampering your smile and self esteem, you are among those in the Fairhope, AL area who may greatly benefit from having a dental bridge placed. Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry stands ready to provide you with an informational consultation to determine if a dental bridge is the right solution. The staff here at Sweet Water Dentistry strives to provide each patient with the best dental service and care around. If you need more information about dental bridges, call our office today at 251.550.7770. We look forward to seeing your smile in our office soon!