Are you missing permanent teeth but don’t have enough missing teeth for dentures? A dental bridge may be the right restoration for you. Traditional dental bridges use crown-capped teeth for support. The natural teeth on either side of a tooth gap receive dental crowns, which hold the bridge restoration in place. This dental restoration “bridges the gap” between one or more missing teeth. Dental bridge treatment in our Port Charlotte, FL, dental office can renew the appearance and function of the smile.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Even if you are missing a single tooth, many problems can occur:
- Shifting and Overcrowding Teeth: Sometimes, the remaining teeth can shift to fill the gap left by one or more missing teeth.
- Difficulty Eating: Missing teeth can make it difficult for patients to eat crunchy, hard, and chewy foods comfortably.
- TMJ Disorders: Because missing teeth create an imbalanced bite, they can contribute to TMJ disorders, leading to jaw pain, headaches, and teeth clenching and grinding.
Whether you have a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, it’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible. At Sun Smile Dentistry, we will examine your smile and plan restorative treatment. We may recommend dental bridges if you have multiple consecutive teeth.
Dental Bridge in Port Charlotte, FL
Traditional bridge treatment requires time. A traditional bridge consists of false teeth secured by natural crown-capped teeth. Most dentists create impressions of the teeth to send to a dental lab. However, we can provide same-day dental bridges for patients using Planmeca and CAD/CAM technology. CAD/CAM or computer-assisted design and manufacturing allows us to take impressions, design restorations, and create crowns and bridges in our office.
Patients can also receive dental implants before they receive their dental restoration. Implants are titanium posts we surgically place in the jaw bone beneath the gums. Multiple implants can secure a dental bridge restoration. After we place the titanium implant anchors, it will take three to six months for the implants to fuse with the jaw bone. Once the implants are fully healed, we will secure the bridge. While it may take longer to receive dental implants, implant-supported bridges help support healthy tooth and gum tissue and can last for many years.
Restore Your Smile with a Dental Bridge
Fix the gaps in your smile with restorative dental care. Contact Sun Smile Dentistry for dental bridge treatment today at 941-271-0721 or schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Rosado online.