Dentist in West Ashley describes the dental bridge procedure
Dental bridges are restorations often suggested by Dr. Andrew Greenberg for patients in the West Ashley area who are experiencing tooth loss. These restorations are made of all porcelain for aesthetics and strength. They are created with dental crowns and false teeth called pontics. Patients who are missing one or more teeth in a row within the dental arch may be best suited for this tooth replacement.
Dental bridges do require a certain procedure for placement. Patients often wonder what is involved in the process, and Dr. Andrew Greenberg of Mouth Carolina Dentistry can walk patients through the procedure from start to finish.
First, patients must determine if they are best suited for the placement of a dental bridge. Dr. Andrew Greenberg consults with patients about the advantages and disadvantages of dental bridges and may compare them to other options such as dentures and dental implants. Once patients have decided that dental bridges are best, they can then schedule an appointment for the preparation and fabrication of their bridge. During this appointment, Dr. Andrew Greenberg will remove enamel from the adjacent teeth to prepare them for the bonding of the crowns. Impressions are made which are sent to a laboratory where a ceramist will fabricate the restoration. This takes a week or more, depending on the workload. In the meantime, patients are fitted with a temporary dental bridge until their new restoration is ready. Then, once it is sent to Mouth Carolina Dentistry, patients return to the practice to have their dental bridge bonded in place. The dentist will then walk patients through the process of maintaining their dental bridge so that it can last many years and maintain the function and aesthetics of their smiles.
Dr. Andrew Greenberg loves restoring smiles with dental bridges and seeing patients feel confident about the way they look once again. Using some of the best materials and the latest techniques, he is able to provide his patients with quality restorations. Contact Mouth Carolina Dentistry, serving the West Ashley and Charleston communities, to learn more about the methods of replacing missing teeth available through his practice.Back to Dental Bridges Page