If you are missing one or more teeth, dental bridges can be an effective and affordable way to restore your smile. Dr. Wisdom Akpaka and Dr. Mariel Petruk of Coral Springs use the latest dental materials that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. In addition to traditional bridges, which attach to adjacent teeth with dental crowns, they also offer advanced implant-supported bridges. Before beginning treatment, our dentist will provide a complete consultation and help you choose the right type of restoration for your health needs and budget. No matter which type of bridge you select, your restoration can have tremendous benefits for your dental function, overall oral health, and confidence in your smile.
Whether you choose a traditional bridge or an implant-supported bridge, your restoration can have important benefits for your health and quality of life. First, the bridge will restore your ability to eat a full range of foods. In many cases, it can also improve your speech. Second, by filling in the space in your smile, a bridge will keep your other teeth from shifting. In this way, your restoration could prevent dental crowding, bite misalignment, and many other problems. Finally, your new teeth will fill in the embarrassing gaps in your smile to restore your appearance and confidence.
At Wisdom Dental, we work tirelessly to provide the highest quality restorations. Therefore, you can enjoy a natural, youthful smile for decades. Although bridges can be made from a variety of materials, including gold, they are commonly made from porcelain
Traditional dental bridges are made with two crowns. These crowns will attach to your healthy teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. They will also hold up one or more entirely new teeth made of porcelain, which will replace your missing teeth. Dr. Wisdom or Dr. Petruk will prepare the teeth to be crowned by reshaping the teeth to make room for the crowns and to create a strong foundation for the restoration. The dentist will also take impressions of your teeth and send your dental models to his partner dental lab. There, your custom porcelain bridge will be made that matches the natural shape, size and color of your teeth.
When the bridge is finished, you will come in for a second visit. Your dentist will make sure that the bridge looks natural and that it does not disrupt your natural bite alignment. If you are completely satisfied with your restoration, it will be permanently attached with dental cement. Finally, the bridge will be polished to give it a beautiful, lifelike sparkle.
A bridge supported on a dental implant offers superior stability and the longest lasting results. An implant is a small titanium post placed inside your jawbone. Once your bone and gum tissues have healed around the implant, a custom-crafted bridge can be attached. Like our traditional crown-supported bridges, these restorations are fabricated using the latest materials. An implant will enhance your oral health because the titanium post will stimulate bone tissue growth and halt the jaw bone resorption that occurs when a natural tooth is lost.
At Wisdom Dental, we offer compassionate and personalized care. Before your treatment, you will have a complete consultation. We will discuss your goals for treatment, your overall oral health, and your budget. Implants are the most advanced and lifelike method of tooth replacement, but they are not right for everyone. To determine the right treatment for you, we will consider your periodontal health, including how much bone volume you have for an implant. An implant-supported bridge will cost more than a traditional restoration. Therefore, if you are carefully watching your budget, you may prefer a crown-supported dental bridge.
To learn more about our dental bridges and to find out which type of bridge may be right for you, schedule an appointment today. The entire team at Wisdom Dental in Coral Springs looks forward to serving you.