Are you missing one or several teeth?
A custom dental bridge can be used to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. When replacing missing teeth, it is important to find the best type of tooth replacement option for your unique dental needs.
Our team at McLeansville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers a wide range of restorative dentistry options for patients with missing teeth. As an experienced dentist in McLeansville, NC, Dr. Quinn Woodruff works with patients to provide the best type of tooth replacement solution for their smile. If you would like to learn more about dental bridges in McLeansville, NC, visit our office for a consultation.
Dental Bridge vs. Dental Implants
For a more durable solution for tooth loss, a dental bridge can be fixed into place using dental implants. Implants offer many advantages for patients with one or more missing teeth. To determine if an implant secured dental bridge are right for you, you may want to consider the following benefits:
- Stable restoration: Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, which acts as a secure foundation that is used to support a dental bridge.
- Stabilizes the existing teeth: when a tooth is lost, the remaining shift begins to shift. With dental implants, it helps restore proper chewing as well as stabilizes the bite, which prevents the teeth from shifting.
- Helps prevent future bone loss: Dental implants help stimulates the jaw bone, which helps promote bone growth in the jaw.
Choosing A Fixed Bridge or An Implant Supported Bridge
Traditionally, a dental bridge can be supported using the adjacent teeth and crowns or with dental implants.
For a fixed dental bridge that is secured using the natural teeth, your dentist will need to prepare both sides of the gap, which is where the dental bridge will be placed. Impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to a dental lab where a technician will craft your custom dental bridge.
During this process, your dentist may place a temporary bridge to protect the prepared teeth while you wait for your permanent dental bridge. Once the bridge is ready, your dentist will cement the bridge to the prepared teeth.
For an implant-supported dental bridge, implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Once they fuse with the jaw bone, the implant will be used to secure a custom dental bridge.
Dental Bridges in McLeansville, NC
If you would like to learn more about your tooth replacement option for missing teeth, visit our McLeansville, NC dentist office. Our team can work with you to determine if a dental bridge is right for you. To schedule an appointment, call 336.506.6545 or request an appointment online.