Reclaim your smile and confidence with dental bridge options for front teeth in Charleston SC
Mouth Carolina Dentistry understands the stress that accompanies gaps in areas of the mouth that are hard to miss. For this reason, patients may hold on to damaged, painful teeth in visible parts of the mouth longer than they should. And, the longer patients go with gaps in their smile, the more depressed they can become. Furthermore, we need these central incisors to properly bite food — kind of like a chisel cuts through metal or wood.
Dr. Andrew Greenberg looks forward to applying his natural artistic talent and extensive technical knowledge in the creation of a dental bridge for your front teeth in Charleston SC. With his great attention to detail, you’ll get a tooth replacement option that fits well for superior function and comfort, and your new teeth will look natural – indistinguishable from the teeth they’re replacing (when they were healthy).
There are different types of dental bridges. But the most popular traditional type of bridge connects two crowns and at least one replacement tooth or pontic. This combination of crowns and pontic are then bonded in place to the teeth on each side of the gap. To make room for each crown, a portion of the natural tooth must be removed.
If you are missing more than one front tooth, Dr. Greenberg will expertly plan to replace your teeth with at least two pontics. The process works in much the same way as replacing a single tooth with one pontic; the replacement teeth are fused to crowns, and then cemented to the neighboring or abutment teeth that are prepared to accept the crowns.
The dental bridge may be a preferred option for patients who have struggled with removable flippers or partial dentures, which can slip around and be uncomfortable. Traditional dental bridges are fixed inside your mouth to their neighboring teeth. So, they don’t slide around like dental appliances that sit on top of the gums. They’re also relatively easy to maintain. Dr. Greenberg can show you how to effectively clean under the bridge, as food can collect there without special floss aids and hygiene techniques.
Traditional bridges do require enough teeth and bone to support the pontics.
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Bridges may also be supported by dental implants. This option also requires sufficient bone in the jaw to support each implant. Dr. Greenberg can discuss options to build up the bone and prepare your mouth for the procedure. He works closely with implantologists to coordinate your care. Implants are strategically placed in the jaw. After the bone has healed, with the implant now a part of the jaw, your new front teeth will be placed on top. In turn, the implant functions like a natural tooth root, stabilizing the bridge in your mouth.
Smile confidently again!
Today, patients who are missing teeth have more options than ever before. Dr. Greenberg can discuss the pros and cons of each option with you. Call (843)751 4262 to schedule an appointment at Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA in Charleston SC.
Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA - Dr. Andrew Greenberg
Dr. Andrew Greenberg completed his Bachelor’s Degree in New Orleans, Louisiana at Tulane University. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in 2009, where he portrayed excellent academic performance. He exercises his academic brilliance to the benefit of his patients every day. He grew up in a family with a dental background and showed interest in the field since his early days.