Charleston SC dentist describes the dental bridge procedure and process replacing missing teeth
When we hear the word bridge, we often think of a wooden structure that runs over a river or creek that allows us to pass over. Dental bridges work similarly. They use a structure that spans across a gap left behind from a missing tooth, to “bridge the gap” and restore the function and appearance of the smile. Dr. Andrew Greenberg of Mouth Carolina Dentistry in Charleston, SC, can explain the process and procedure of creating and placing a dental bridge in the smile.
What types of bridges are available?
Bridges come in many different varieties, including fixed and semi-permanent. The three main types of dental bridges include
- Traditional bridge
- Cantilever bridge
- Maryland bridge
The one right for you may not be right for someone else, so patients must consult with Dr. Andrew Greenberg to ensure the solution they choose is most appropriate for their needs.
Process of creating a dental bridge
The start of the procedure of creating a dental bridge requires patients to have their smile prepared. The existing teeth need to be prepared as they are acting as the anchor for each side of the bridge. These teeth are shaped and filed down before impressions are taken. These molds are sent to a dental laboratory and used to create the final restoration. The restoration is made to match the color, shape, and size of the existing teeth to fabricate a replacement that looks like natural teeth and blends in with the rest of the smile. This bridge is returned to the dental office, and Dr. Greenberg will bond the restoration over the adjacent teeth to complete the process. Patients can then enjoy restored beauty and function to their smiles.
Request a visit with Dr. Andrew Greenberg today
Patients of the Charleston, SC area who are interested in learning more about the method of replacing teeth with dental bridges, are welcome to request a consultation appointment with our team at Mouth Carolina Dentistry. From start to finish, we can help. Call (843)751 4262 and request a consultation at 3 Gamecock Avenue, Ste. #302.
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.