Dental bridges for missing teeth available for Greenwood, SC area patients
The replacement of missing teeth needs to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid shifting natural teeth, bone loss, and impaired speaking and chewing. There are many options available to patients today when it comes to tooth restoration. Patients of the Greenwood, SC area who are interested in finding an option for missing teeth may want to ask Dr. Christopher T. Griffin about options such as dental bridges.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a dental restoration that is made to “bridge the gap” left behind by one or more missing teeth in a row. The bridge is fabricated with porcelain, a material commonly used in dental restorations due to its strength and beauty. A false tooth made of porcelain is bonded to dental crowns on both sides, which use the adjacent teeth for support. The restoration fabricated in this method is called a dental bridge and is a single piece that is bonded in place by the dental team.
Who is a candidate for dental bridges?
Dental bridges are perfect for patients who have one or more teeth missing. The bridge requires adjacent teeth on both sides but can also benefit from an implant for support if needed. Most patients will be a proper candidate for a dental bridge, especially if they are looking for something that isn’t removable like a partial denture is. The best method of determining one’s candidacy is to book a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with Dr. Christopher T. Griffin at his Greenwood, SC area practice.
What are the benefits of dental bridges?
There are a few advantages to using dental bridges. They are:
- Affordable for many patients, with many dental insurance plans providing partial coverage
- Long-lasting, often lasting a decade or more with proper care
- More permanent than a partial denture but not as costly as a dental implant
- Natural-looking in appearance when made with porcelain that matches the patient’s existing teeth in size, shape, and color
Is a dental bridge right for you?
Contact our professionals to learn more about dental bridges and determine if you are a candidate. Dr. Christopher T. Griffin can be reached by calling (864) 229-2610 and visiting at 150 West Cambridge Avenue in Greenwood, SC.