Many people struggle with missing one or more teeth, and without a replacement, it can make you feel insecure about your smile. Additionally, you may have difficulty chewing, speaking, or even smiling. Fortunately, our team at Tylan Creek Family Dentistry can provide one of the best restorative dental treatments known as dental bridges here in Simpsonville. Not only can we restore the function of your smile, but your replacement teeth will integrate seamlessly and aesthetically enhance your smile in the long run. To learn more about dental bridges, feel free to contact our staff today for a consultation!
A dental bridge is a prosthetic that is custom-made from natural-looking materials, such as porcelain and ceramic. It is a single unit consisting of two dental crowns on each end that are connected by one or more replacement teeth. The dental crowns are placed over the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile, allowing the unit to “bridge” the empty space and complete your smile
Our team will evaluate your mouth during your initial consultation. We will also discuss the specific smile goals you’d like to achieve as well as your medical and dental health history. After our conversation, we will explain each of your treatment options, including the following:
This type of dental bridge is the most common method. This restoration is secured in place by two dental crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap. Although this option is viable and effective, we will need to alter some of your natural adjacent teeth for stability.
We can surgically embed dental implants into your jawbone on either side of the gap. After they fuse completely with your bone, we can use them to anchor your dental bridge in place permanently instead of placing it on your remaining teeth. We also won’t need to alter your existing teeth in the process.
Replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge comes with several advantages, such as:
If you think you’d benefit from getting a dental bridge, feel free to call our team in Simpsonville today. We’ll be happy discuss your treatment options and restore your smile!