If you have lost several teeth, you can choose from many options for dental restorations to replace the oral functions you have lost along with your teeth. The most popular choices for replacing a few teeth in a single area of your smile are a dental bridge or dentures. If you are considering a dental bridge, we can help you determine if this is the most effective restorative method for your smile.
Dental bridges and dentures have a few significant differences between them. For example, while dentures can fill an entire dental arch, dental bridges often are used when you are missing no more than three teeth. Additionally, dentures can be removable, but bridges are typically fixed in place and require a dental professional to be removed. We invite you to speak with our dentist to determine which option can best enhance your smile.
Dental bridges may be the ideal option if you are missing on a few teeth. These restorations can be made from metal and other quality dental materials that are crafted to the unique size, shape and color of your natural teeth. With the placement of a dental bridge, you can regain the ability to speak and chew comfortably. While you don’t need to provide particular dental bridge care, it’s very important to maintain proper care of your smile with effective oral habits such as teeth brushing twice a day day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist twice a year.
We encourage you to receive a dental restoration as soon as possible in order to keep your smile in good shape. Please feel free to contact Southport Dental at 910-457-5026 today if you would like to speak with Drs, Hemby or Williams about receiving a dental bridge in Southport, North Carolina.