If you’re missing one or more teeth, and implants are not an option, Dental Bridges are options to help restore your smile.
Dental implants are the standard of care, but aren’t always an option. So dental bridges step in and help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviating the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth.
Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a dental bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. The restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
The porcelain fixed bridge is historically very common when replacing a tooth or a couple of teeth that are no longer viable. The porcelain is sculpted to replicate the look of natural tooth enamel and uses a durable material that creates a strong base to rely upon.
Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist.
Implant Dental Bridges
Where three or more teeth are missing, a dental implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. Depending on which type of bridge recommended, its success depends on its bone foundation. So it’s very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong. (American Dental Association, 2006)
Schedule dental visits for you and your family today by calling The Right Smile Center in Sandy Springs at 404-256-3620 or in Chamblee at 770-455-6076. Our dental office is conveniently located on Carpenter Drive in Sandy Springs, and we serve patients from Sandy Springs, Roswell, Dunwoody, Chambee, Brookhaven, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Buckhead, Vinings, East Cobb and surrounding metro Atlanta communities. We welcome new patients and will be happy to answer your questions with a complimentary consultation. Our dentists and team look forward to making you, and your loved ones, smile!