Dr. Carl McMillan and the team of Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers see patients regularly who are interested in repairing their smiles after tooth loss. The loss of teeth may occur for a number of reasons. Adult teeth may be extracted: lost from disease, removed for large decay, or injured to the point where they cannot be repaired. At this point, patients will have a missing tooth that can detract from their appearance while also reducing their chewing and speaking efficiency. Leaving spaces within the dental arch can also cause the existing teeth to drift out of place and cause excessive changes to the alignment of the smile. To avoid this, patients are urged to visit their dentist as soon as possible in the Raleigh area to learn about restorative options. A popular choice for many patients is that of dental bridges.
Dental bridges are used to replace one or more teeth within the dental arch. They are fabricated from dental crowns made of porcelain. These are fused to pontics; false teeth that will be held up above the gum line from the dental crowns. The crowns use the adjacent teeth for support and patients are able to enjoy better bite distribution with a dental bridge.
Dental bridges are a popular choice for many Raleigh area patients interested in a more permanent solution than a removable partial denture; but a less expensive alternative to dental implants. Bridges are a great middle-of-the-road solution that is often covered in-part or in-full by dental insurance plans, as well. Dr. Carl McMillan and his front office team can work with patient insurance plans to see if coverage is available for this particular restoration.
If you have experienced tooth loss and are seeking repair, contact the team of Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers today. Dr. Carl McMillan and his staff are here to provide professional, friendly, comprehensive dental care solutions for a wide range of concerns. He works with his patients in finding the best methods of repairing the smile so that it looks great and functions at its best!