Tooth loss is never easy. You’re frustrated. You’re worried. You may even believe you’ll never smile the same again. Restoring your reason to smile — as well as your smile itself — is Dr. Harris’ main objective. After all, what good is a smile if you don’t want to use it?
A bridge is created by making two crowns to fit over your existing teeth on either side of your missing tooth. These crowns anchor the bridge. The replacement teeth are attached to the crowns, so when the crowns are placed, the gap area is filled. In most cases, your existing “anchor” teeth will have to be prepared for the crowns by removing some of the enamel to make space for the crown.
If you’ve already replaced a missing tooth with an implant, don’t worry. Bridges can be attached to dental implants.
Bridges are not removable — so you don’t have to worry about moving or slipping. If you can’t take them out, you won’t have to worry about misplacing them, either. Especially if you’re missing several teeth, bridges will give you the peace of mind of a constant solution, maintaining the shape of your face and your ability to chew, speak, and smile 24/7. And you’ll be able to brush and floss as you normally would, without adding processes or products to your regular routine. Some people don’t like the idea of caring for a removable partial.
Yes, we match the color, size, and alignment of the teeth on your bridge to your existing teeth. The idea is the bridge will look as natural as your real teeth.
We will help you evaluate the best choice for you. Your dental health and your lifestyle will have an impact on which device is best for you.
Bridges serve an important purpose beyond their cosmetic benefits. When you have missing teeth, bridges will prevent your remaining teeth from moving around and changing position. This is important for your future dental health.
We care about more than your teeth. Our #1 objective is your total dental health — today and tomorrow. Let Dr. Harris help you overcome tooth loss, and give you a whole new reason to smile.
Each time I come in to see Dr. Harris, I’m amazed at how great the experience is. I’ve had lots of dental work done in my lifetime and I’ve never seen a dentist and staff so dedicated to the comfort and relaxation of the patient. I’m so glad my husband and I found this dental practice!
- Mary, Mosely