When to Consider a Dental Bridge

Husband and wife smile with dental bridges as they walk down the sidewalk eating ice cream cones

Do you cover your mouth with your hand when smiling or avoid it entirely, feel hesitant to engage in social activities, and/or struggle with eating because of missing teeth? If so, it’s time to consider your tooth replacement options to restore your smile’s function and appearance. A dental bridge, for example, can replace the teeth that you’ve lost and give you the confidence to smile again!

What Are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge literally bridges a gap caused by a missing tooth. Bridges have worked wonders for many of our patients by restoring their smile’s normal function and appearance.

Types of Bridges

An anchored bridge consists of a replacement tooth attached to nearby abutment teeth. The abutment teeth are CEREC® dental crowns placed over the natural teeth. These serve as stabilization for the custom-made bridge. For those missing multiple teeth in a row, a dental bridge can also be secured via crowns placed over dental implants instead of natural teeth. Small titanium rods are surgically implanted below the gums into the jawbone to serve as replacement tooth roots. Because an implant-supported bridge is a much more invasive process and sufficient jawbone density is required to support the implant, not every patient is a good candidate.

How Do I Start the Process of Getting a Dental Bridge?

Stop hiding your smile–set up a restorative dentistry consultation with Dr. Sekhon. At your appointment, we’ll determine the best smile restoration method for you, create a treatment plan, and discuss financial options so we can get you on your way to a brand new complete smile that you’ll be proud to show off!

Restoration Dentistry at Precision Facial Esthetics

You’ll love our modern dental office in Mount Laurel, NJ. In addition to our state-of-the-art technology and relaxing sedation options, we have complimentary blankets, pillows, warm scented towels, aromatherapy, office-wide Wi-Fi, magazines, TVs, and private treatment rooms. Rejuvenate your smile AND your soul at Precision Facial Esthetics.

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