Bridges make an excellent restoration for Greensboro patients missing a tooth!
There can be many reasons that our Greensboro patients are missing one or more teeth. Each patient is different and has different requirements for restorations so they have a few options to choose from. Implants are one restoration option, however, they can be expensive, and a patient may not have enough bone structure to support them. A bridge is another option to replace a tooth.
What is a bridge?
Bridges are made of porcelain and are a cosmetic restoration. They can be used to replace one or several teeth. A bridge consists of two crowns with a pontic (artificial tooth) fused between them. the crowns are cemented over the teeth on each side of the missing tooth to anchor the bridge.
What are the benefits of a dental bridge?
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and missing teeth can ruin a perfect smile. It is important to maintain a beautiful smile and replacing missing teeth is important not only for aesthetic reasons but also for oral health. Just a few benefits of a bridge include:
- Increases your ability to chew food and to speak clearly.
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Ensures all teeth are biting with the correct amount of force
- Replacing missing teeth prevents other teeth from drifting out of place
Dr. Hatcher understands that not everyone’s situation is the same. He takes the time to talk to his patients in Greensboro to ensure that they are getting the best restoration solution to fit their needs. If you are missing a tooth and would like to know if a bridge is the right restoration method for you, call Triad Dentistry in Greensboro at (336) 383-1482 to schedule an appointment. With multiple restoration options available, we have the one that is right for you.
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