Bridges are a common restoration for patients who have lost one or more teeth within their smile. These restorations are made of porcelain, which is a material known for its strength and beauty. Porcelain can be made to look just like the natural teeth, allowing it to blend in and look attractive. This requires a cosmetic dentist in the Cornelius area with an artistic eye and the experience necessary to fabricate restorations that are aesthetic in nature.
Dr. Carl McMillan and the team at Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers work closely with patients who are faced with tooth loss and need an affordable solution. This is when dental bridges may be recommended. Dental bridges are restorations that are made with dental crowns fused to false teeth called pontics, which is bonded into place using the adjacent teeth for support. These restorations are more permanent than partial dentures but more affordable than dental implants.
Most patients are proper candidates for dental bridges. Dental implants require patients to have enough bone structure of the jaw, and individuals who have gone a long time without repairing their smile, or those who have experienced the advanced stages of periodontal disease, may have lost a substantial amount of bone and will not be a good candidate for implants. Patients may also consider dental bridges if they want a permanent solution instead of one that snaps in and out of the smile like a partial denture.
Dr. Carl McMillan and his team can discuss with patients the options available for replacing missing teeth such as dentures, bridges, and dental implants. We provide a thorough consultation appointment and an examination to determine which treatment solution may be best for a specific patient. Every patient’s situation is unique so it is important to work with a dental team that understands this.
Contact the Cary or Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers and book a consultation appointment and initial examination with Dr. Carl McMillan.