When you need to get back where you came from, it can help to take a bridge. When you want to get your complete smile back, a dental bridge can get you there.
For centuries, people have tried all kinds of things to replace missing teeth and to restore the function of those lost teeth. Bones, seashells, and stones are just a few of the things that have been used historically.
Today, you have much better options. You can come to the office of Jennifer Perkins, DDS in Huntsville, AL. We can design and place a bridge that works for you.
Call 256-801-0002 to make an appointment with us.
Restore More Than Just A Smile
Replacement teeth are much better today than they’ve ever been. The ceramic materials used to craft dental bridges look like natural teeth. They also allow you to bite and chew normally, too.
Modern bridges are strong and durable. With proper can, they can last for a decade or more.
Maybe more importantly, a high-quality bridge can give you back a sense of confidence — both in your smile and yourself. We’ve treated a number of patients at our office who told us they were embarrassed by the gaps in their smiles. This made them self-conscious about speaking or even smiling in front of other people. Understandably, this affected how they were perceived by others. It really hurt their quality of life personally and professionally.
We want you to feel free to be yourself, and we want you to get the best replacement teeth possible.
Find The Right Bridge For You
At Dr. Perkins’s office, you can get traditional and implant-supported bridges.
For a traditional bridge, the first step is reshaping the teeth next to the gap in your smile. The teeth are formed into abutments, which will provide support for your bridge.
Your bridge is made by combining dental crowns together. When it is bonded to the abutment teeth, you will have a complete smile again. You’ll also be able to eat the foods that you love.
Over time, the bonding material can wear away. This is why a traditional bridge can eventually come loose and need to be replaced. That process may involve reshaping more teeth to support a bigger bridge.
For strong teeth replacements, we recommend starting with dental implants. Modern implants replace the roots of your missing teeth. This means we don’t have to do anything to otherwise healthy teeth.
Your implants also connect your bridge directly to your jawbone. This can make your replacement teeth stronger and more secure. It also can prevent bone loss in your jaw, which can still occur with traditional implants.
If your implant-supported bridge does wear out, you can fix it by just placing a new bridge on your implants, which makes this a more convenient process than it would be with a traditional bridge.
Rebuild Your Oral Health
Dental bridges can do more than replace missing teeth. They can encourage better oral health going forward. To find out more, schedule a consultation at our Huntsville, AL dentist office. Call 256-801-0002 or contact us online.