Although one of the oldest and most common dental treatments, many patients still find themselves wondering, “What is a dental bridge?” Placement of a dental bridge begins with shaping of the teeth on both sides of the gap to be covered. An impression is then taken of the prepared teeth and sent to a dental technician, who creates the bridge.
Before the permanent bridge is put in place, a temporary bridge is used to provide patients with comfort and functionality until their next appointment. A permanent dental bridge consists of a replacement tooth or teeth held between two crowns on either side. The crowns are placed on the previously prepared teeth and bonded in place, with the entire structure spanning the empty gap. After a quick examination to ensure proper fit and comfort, patients have a perfectly natural tooth replacement — one that provides excellent functionality and undeniably attractive aesthetics.
As noted above, Dr. Robert Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne recommends a porcelain dental bridge. Because porcelain is incredibly durable, it is the perfect material for handling the everyday demands of natural teeth. Additionally, porcelain has a beautiful glow and can be accurately customized to match the natural coloring of neighboring teeth.
Dr. Harrell has significant experience helping patients restore their smiles with porcelain dental bridges. Call 704-764-1388 or contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with him to discuss this and other cosmetic dentistry options to help create your dream smile. During your consultation, a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will look when your treatment is complete.
Dr. Harrell and the entire staff at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne believe in providing patients the utmost in comfort and relaxation during each visit. Enjoy a fleece blanket and an iPod with a playlist of soothing music during your appointment. Or, if you prefer, sit back and watch the latest movies or Satellite TV on state-of-the-art personal video glasses. Above all, Dr. Harrell wants his patients to have the best dental care and dental experience possible.