Treatment for missing teeth includes dental bridges with Charleston, SC, area dentist
Restoring the smile after tooth loss is a necessary step in bringing the smile back to function and beauty. If a tooth has been lost due to disease, extraction, failed root canals, or other dental concerns, patients should plan with their dentist to have the teeth replaced. Charleston, SC area patients who visit Dr. Andrew Greenberg, and his associates at Mouth Carolina Dentistry are pleased to find that they have several methods to choose from. Many patients consider dental bridges treatment for missing teeth as it can be a great middle-of-the-road solution in terms of cost and longevity.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a permanent oral appliance that is used to replace one or more teeth in a row. An artificial tooth called a pontic is connected to crowns on each side. The crowns are bonded over the adjacent teeth, allowing the artificial tooth to rest where the missing tooth was once in place. By placing a dental bridge, patients can “bridge the gap” between the teeth and restore their ability to eat and speak effectively. At the same time, it keeps the existing teeth from shifting out of place, which can happen if missing teeth are not replaced promptly.
What can I expect from the bridges procedure for missing teeth?
- First, patients will have the surrounding teeth prepared for the placement of dental crowns.
- Second, molds are taken of the prepared teeth and the gum line to create an impression of the existing smile.
- Third, the molds are sent to a dental laboratory where a dental ceramist will fabricate a dental bridge from porcelain or metal.
- Fourth, patients return to the dental office to have the dental bridge bonded into place with dental adhesives.
Are you considering dental bridges?
Dental bridges are just one of many options available to our patients when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Dr. Andrew Greenberg and his Charleston, SC team at Mouth Carolina Dentistry are happy to help new and current patients find solutions for the smile at his practice, conveniently located at 3 Gamecock Avenue, Ste. #302. Patients can call at (843)751 4262 and discuss their needs with our providers.
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.