Missing teeth negatively impact the appearance of the smile while also reducing the effectiveness of speaking and eating. Dr. Carl McMillan of Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers encourages Charlotte area patients to fully understand the options available for tooth replacement. Whether patients have lost their teeth due to trauma or extraction, we want to provide a method of repair that is most effective based on their specific needs and desires.
For many patients, using a bridge for teeth that have been missing is the best solution. Bridges are porcelain restorations that are made by fusing crowns and false teeth called pontics together to create a restoration that can bond over the adjacent teeth and replace one or more teeth in a row. Dental bridges are popular because they are effective and more permanent than dentures, but not nearly as expensive as options such as dental implants.
Dr. Carl McMillan finds dental bridges to be a great middle of the road solution. Our practice creates some of the most beautiful restorations for patients who are greatly concerned not only for the health and wellness of their smile, but for the way the smile will look after treatment. No one wants fake-looking dental work done to their smile, and our team will ensure patients have natural-looking solutions available to them for better beauty and confidence.
Bridges require that a small amount of enamel be removed from the surrounding teeth before impressions are made. These molds are sent to a ceramist out of state who fabricates the new dental bridge and returns it to the dental office for placement. Dr. Carl McMillan finds that the process takes just a few weeks from start to finish.
If you live in or around the Charlotte community and want to find out about dental bridges and other restorative services available in our practice, take the time to contact Dr. Carl McMillan today to book a consultation appointment at the Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers. We recommend patients take the time to consult with our team to determine what method of repair is most appropriate.