Greensboro area Dentist describes Dental Bridges
Missing teeth can greatly affect the beauty and the function of the natural smile. Many patients who have lost teeth from disease, decay, trauma, or extraction may feel self-conscious when they smile, laugh, or socialize with others. Dr. Steven Hatcher and his team are committed to assisting patients in maintaining the beauty of their smile while keeping it efficient, and to do so, offers many tooth restoration options for Greensboro area patients. One of these options include dental bridges.
Dental bridges are an alternative to dentures and dental implants. Dental bridges are made of porcelain and are fabricated from false teeth called pontics bonded to dental crowns on each end. The dental crowns on the ends are used to cover the adjacent teeth and provide a way for the bridge to stay in place. The teeth on each side are prepared for the crowns to be bonded over the top for support, allowing the pontic to float over the gum line and appear as a natural tooth.
Many patients find that dental bridges are a more economical alternative to dental implants and a more permanent solution than dentures. This middle-of-the-road solution is often chosen by patients who want to improve their smile but prefer to deal with a permanent, affordable alternative. Dental bridges are popular for this very reason.
Dental bridges look completely natural when placed within the smile because they are made of porcelain, a strong material that closely resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel. When fabricated, they are made with porcelain that matches the color and shape of the existing natural teeth to ensure continuity within the smile. This is very important from an aesthetic standpoint. Many patients worry that their restorations will stand out or look fake, but Dr. Steven Hatcher ensures that everything he does makes a cosmetic improvement and enhances the natural smile.
Dr. Steven Hatcher and his Greensboro dental team provide dental bridges to new and current patients interested in repairing their smile after tooth loss has occurred. If you live in or around the community and are interested in learning more about dental bridges and alternative tooth replacement options, contact his practice today to book a consultation appointment.
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