Repairing or replacing damaged and missing teeth needs a solution that is as beautiful as it is functional. At Bayou Dental Group, Dr. Finley loves that part of his work—creating beautiful crowns and bridges.
Partials, in my mind, are sort of a temporary replacement for missing teeth. A partial comes in and out of the mouth. It’s got little wires that hold onto the teeth on either side of the space where the tooth is missing from, so every time you eat, food and debris accumulates around those wires, and sooner or later, the teeth that are holding the partial in become decayed and have problems.
We can do non-removable bridges to replace missing teeth that feel like teeth, look like teeth, chew like teeth, don’t come out like a partial. We can improve a patient’s overall smile with bridges or we can improve their overall health situation with non-removable bridges, because now we’re able to chew without worrying about where’s the food going to go. We can stabilize their bite and keep their bite level like it should be, whereas if they have a partial, the teeth change. The bite changes because the gums shrink underneath the partial, and consequently it improves the whole situation in that area.
When you have your dental crowns and bridges created in our office, you’ll get an attractive smile solution that meets your needs. There are several advantages:
- Speak clearly and without difficulty or pain
- Guard your smile from further harm
- Eat a wide variety of foods with no worries about pain or discomfort
- Protect your remaining teeth from the risk of shifting into an empty space
- Take years off your appearance and get a more attractive smile
- Experience an increase in your self-confidence
Replace Missing or Extracted Teeth with a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge fills a gap left by missing teeth for a better appearance and for functionality when chewing and speaking. It also keeps remaining teeth from shifting out of their positions, which can impact jawbone density and facial appearance.
The teeth on either side of the gap are covered with crowns to help support them, since they are used as anchors for the bridge. The abutment teeth are either natural teeth or restored implants. Between the abutment teeth is a false tooth (or teeth) to fill the gap. There are a few types of dental bridges, but we often use porcelain.
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