A dental bridge is aptly named because that is exactly the function that it performs, as it provides a bridge to fill in the spaces between existing teeth. Many patients have successfully replaced one or more missing teeth with dental bridges in Columbia, South Carolina at the skilled hands of Dr. Jeanette Wingate and Dr. Bryan Wingate. Also called fixed dental partials, bridges consist of one or more false teeth that are cemented to the adjacent existing teeth to restore the smile’s appearance and functionality.
Why Choose a Dental Bridge?
• Dental partials and bridges improve speech.
• Dental partials and bridges make dining more pleasurable.
• Dental partials and bridges keep facial muscles taut. Missing teeth can cause cheeks to sink inward.
• Dental partials and bridges help improve the bite and keep teeth aligned.
If you have missing teeth, consider a dental bridge consultation with Dr. Jeanette Wingate and Dr. Bryan Wingate.
The Dental Bridge Procedure
A dental bridge procedure takes about three office visits. The two existing adjacent teeth, called abutments, will be used to anchor the false teeth which are known as pontics. First, we will remove a small amount of enamel and shape the supporting teeth so that the bridge will fit properly. The next step is to create an impression of the existing teeth and send it to a dental lab that makes customized dental partials and bridges. This takes a few weeks, and a temporary bridge may be fitted until the permanent bridge is ready. Once your bridge is ready, we will examine your mouth to make sure that it is in good shape to support the bridge. If so, we will use a special dental cement to attach your new bridge to give you the permanent, healthy smile you desire!
If you have missing teeth, we have a solution. Dental bridges in Columbia, South Carolina with Dr. Jeanette Wingate and Dr. Bryan Wingate make smiles healthy and beautiful again. Call us today for your private consultation.