Are you missing multiple teeth? Do you want to fill the gaps in your smile?
Dr. Gregory Hillyard and Dr. Alexandra Monroe restore teeth with dental bridges in Media, Pennsylvania. Dental bridges are a restorative dental solution used to replace multiple missing teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth are prone to decay and other dental problems. Learn about the problems missing teeth can cause as well as the treatment process of receiving a dental bridge.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
- Restore your smile by closing gaps that lost teeth leave behind
- Properly chew and speak without having to consciously think about it
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Bite properly by distributing forces evenly with a dental bridge in place
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Ideal candidates for dental bridges should be missing one or more teeth, but no more than three in a row. To place a dental bridge requires healthy teeth on either side of the gap, making it a poor solution for replacing multiple teeth or full arches.
Receiving a Dental Bridge
The replacement of missing teeth with a dental bridge or implant-supported bridge begins with a thorough exam and consultation. The best possible result relies on careful treatment planning and a well-informed patient. We will put together a treatment plan that closely aligns with your unique needs, budget, and cosmetic goals.
If dental implants are to be placed, we will schedule the surgical part of the process and allow several months of healing time before the final restoration is secured. A temporary bridge is often placed to give you back a functional smile.
Once the gums have healed or to begin the process of placing a traditional bridge, dental impressions will be taken and your restoration will be designed to complement your appearance. Your final bridge will be fabricated in a dental lab and permanently secured in our office.
Request a Dental Exam & Consultation
Call our Media, PA office at 610.756.0649 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists. Our dental care team is dedicated to helping patients find the best dental solution for their smile.