Are you missing multiple teeth? Do you want to restore your bite? Try dental bridges in our Bladenboro, NC dental office. Dental bridges are dental restorations that are often used to replace consecutive missing teeth. At Bladenboro Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. French and Dr. Bald help patients restore the function and aesthetic of their smiles with bridges and other tooth restorations. Learn more about how you can revitalize your smile with dental bridges below.
Am I a Dental Bridge Candidate?
If you have one or more missing teeth but still have healthy natural teeth remaining, a bridge may be the solution for you. Before treatment, we will make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy. If you are receiving fixed dental bridges secured by dental implants, we will check to see if you have sufficient jawbone to support the implants. Patients can still receive dental bridges even if they have gum disease or do not have enough jawbone. We just need to provide you with bone grafting or periodontal treatment before your bridge.
Dental Bridge Treatment
A dental bridge can either be supported by dental crowns or dental implants. If you are receiving a traditional dental bridge, we will first prepare the teeth adjacent to your missing teeth. This is done so that we can cap them off with dental crowns. Traditional bridges are supported by natural teeth capped off with dental crowns. Dental implants need to be inserted first if the bridge is supported by implants. Once the implants heal, the dental bridge is added.
It is normal for you to experience some sensitivity or swelling after treatment. You may also experience soreness in the gums surrounding your restorations. We can prescribe pain medication and recommend that you use ice packs to help pain and swelling subside within a few days.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Do you want to restore the look and feel of your teeth? Contact our office at 910-469-4592 or schedule a consultation with our dental team on our website. Feel free to let our office or dental staff know if you have any further questions and they will be happy to assist you.