Dental Bridges

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Dental Bridges in James Island

All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing, and maintaining the proper alignment of other teeth. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as we age, but if there is loss, a tooth must be replaced to maintain the proper function of the mouth. Fortunately, there are several options for correcting this!
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What Is a Dental Bridge?

A bridge is a device that replaces missing teeth by attaching artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Permanently attached bridges are called fixed bridges and can only be removed by a dental professional. We connect fixed bridges by placing crowns on the abutment teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth.

When one or more teeth are missing, their importance to overall appearance and dental health is evident. Our teeth work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking. With missing teeth, it’s difficult to do these things. Fixed bridges are a great way to restore dental health and appearance.

Bridges are a good choice for those who don’t wish to get dental implants or dentures. The process for getting a dental bridge is quick, taking about two weeks to complete. Good oral care must be maintained to ensure the anchor teeth remain healthy. With proper care, dental bridges can last for many years.

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Replacing What Was Lost

Dental bridges are a great option to replace missing teeth. Make an appointment today to discuss your options with our dentist.

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