If you have one or more missing teeth, you may benefit from a dental bridge. Similar to a crown or cap, bridges restore the appearance of your smile and the function of missing teeth. The restorative dentists at Williamsburg Dental offer dental bridge treatment to patients who experienced tooth loss.
Bridges can provide a permanent restoration option that is cemented in place or secured with dental implants. With a secure dental bridge, patients can enjoy easy maintenance and a comfortable smile. Ask our dentists about treatment with traditional or implant-secured bridges.
Traditional vs. Implant-Secured Dental Bridges
A dental bridge can either be supported by the surrounding natural teeth or dental implants on either side of the space. Traditional dental bridges use adjacent teeth that are capped off with dental crowns. Although these teeth keep the bridge prosthetic in place, it does not support the health of the teeth or gums.
Alternatively, dental implants replace missing teeth at the root. They integrate with the jaw bone to support crowns and bridges, including bridges. Because of this, implants are a permanent part of the smile.
Dental Bridge Treatment in Broomall, PA
Before treatment, we make sure that patients are in good oral and physical health. For patients who want dental implants, we may recommend bone grafting services. Dental implants need enough bone tissue for treatment. Once we determine that patients are good implant candidates, we can begin their treatment.
First, we take dental impressions, which are sent to a dental lab. At the lab, technicians create a custom-made dental bridge. During this time, we will provide patients with a temporary bridge. For implant patients, we work with a local oral surgeon.
The surgeon places the implant beneath the gums. Over 3 to 6 months, the implant fuses with the jaw bone, creating a stable foundation for the bridge. When the permanent bridges are complete, we secure them to the implants or adjacent teeth.
Restore Your Missing Teeth Today
Contact Williamsburg Dental for complete restorative dental care at (610) 347-8302. Feel free to schedule a dental consultation with our team on our website.