Who Can Benefit from Dental Bridges?
If you have missing teeth that are affecting your smile or impairing your ability to eat or speak, you could be a candidate for dental bridges. Bridges are designed to fill gaps left by a missing tooth or teeth. At Mouth Carolina Dentistry, Charleston, SC, you’ll work with Dr. Andrew Greenberg, a skilled dental bridges dentist, in getting fitted with the bridges you need.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a replacement tooth (or teeth) customized to fill a gap left by missing teeth. It helps restore your bite and maintain the original shape of your jaw and face. Dental bridges are composed of two crowns, aka abutment teeth, placed on both sides of the gap caused by missing teeth. These abutment teeth anchor the bridge. False teeth, aka pontics, will be placed in between the abutments, closing the gap and restoring your smile. Your bridge will be supported by and will blend in with surrounding natural teeth.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Dental Bridge?
An evaluation by Dr. Andrew Greenberg, your dental bridges dentist in Charleston, SC, can determine if a bridge is a good fit for you. If you are missing one to three consecutive teeth, a bridge offers a viable solution to restoring your smile. Dr. Greenberg will check your oral health and review your overall health to ensure you have no dental or health problems that would interfere with this procedure. As bridges are supported by surrounding natural teeth, it is imperative that these teeth, in particular, are healthy and have strong bone density.
What are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
Missing teeth are never a small matter as they affect the health, function, and appearance of your smile. Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge offers you the following benefits:
- Restored smile
- Improved speech
- Improved chewing abilities
- Protection of the natural shape of your face
- Protection of the stability of surrounding teeth
To learn more about dental bridges or to schedule an evaluation for this dental treatment, contact Dr. Andrew Greenberg, your dental bridges dentist, at Mouth Carolina Dentistry, Charleston, SC. Call (843)751 4262 for an appointment.
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.