Dental Bridge Information
Are you missing teeth? Are issuing teeth affecting your self confidence and oral health? If so, you may be among the many patients that are in need of a Dental Bridge. Dr. Phillip Greer at Sweet Water Dentistry is here to help! Dental bridges are simply restorative appliances designed to take the place of a single missing tooth or multiple teeth. They simply serve to fill the space that lies between existing teeth when disease or dental injury has caused the absence of natural tooth.
The staff at Sweet Water Dentistry are skilled at providing patients with high quality dental bridges. Dr. Greer makes certain that each procedure will be comfortable and easy. Once he numbs the area, the teeth that sit next to the gap in your mouth will be prepared to receive the bridge. A scan will be performed with a cerac machine so there is no need for messy impressions. Then, your bridge will be fabricated and you will return to the office to have your bridge permanently cemented into your mouth.
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 can be impacted. Not only that, issues with the neighboring teeth that remain can develop. Bridges can provide much-needed strength to teeth that have been damaged, and they can also work to make the appearance, shape and color of teeth much more appealing. Bridges are used frequently to address issues related to missing teeth and is cemented permanently to the patient's mouth. This is in contrast to dentures which are removable.
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 you think you may need a bridge, contact Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL and get your appointment scheduled!