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Restorative and Cosmetic Dental Bridges in Chattanooga

A dental bridge may be the solution if you are having a tough time chewing, your teeth are shifting because of a missing tooth, or getting rid of embarrassing gaps between your teeth.

Bridges Can Replace Your Missing Tooth

Do You Have Embarrassing Gaps in Your Smile? Bridges can Restore Your Confidence.

Bridges are used to replace missing teeth and are attached to the surrounding teeth using a dental crown on each side of the gap and a false tooth, called a pontic, in between. They enhance the appearance and chewing abilities and prevent other teeth from shifting and moving. Since they are attached permanently to the surrounding teeth, they are not removable like partial dentures. They can look and feel like natural teeth. New materials allow bridges to be placed with no grey line at the gums. You can floss under and around them. They can be completed in as little as two office visits and last for many years.

Missing teeth not only make talking and chewing more difficult, but they can also cause other issues over time. Teeth next to the missing tooth can eventually move into the empty space, which can lead to gum disease and affect your bite leading to TMD, a disorder in the Temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Dental Bridges Offer Several Benefits Including:

  • Restoring your smile, increasing your confidence
  • Prevent existing teeth from moving or shifting out of alignment
  • Prevent existing teeth from further damage and decay
  • Allow you to speak and eat properly and without pain or
  • discomfort
  • Maintain the correct shape of your jaw and face
  • Help avoid other issues caused by missing teeth

What Type of Bridge is Best?

When you visit our office in Chattanooga, Dr. McOmie will begin by determining the type of bridge that is best for you. The traditional bridge is made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics and attaches to the adjoining teeth with a crown or implant and a pontic in between. Dr. McOmie uses the most up-to-date materials. The days of seeing a grey, ugly margin are over. With new zirconium sub-structures, no one else needs ever know you have a bridge. At McOmie Family Dentistry all restorative bridges are cosmetic!

Caring for Your Dental Bridge

By following good oral hygiene and proper care, your new bridge should last for many years. While bridges require a bit more care than natural teeth to prevent decay, the expert team at McOmie Family Dentistry will educate you on precisely how to care for and clean your bridge.

Before Photo of a badly done bridge by another dentist.

Beautiful After photo of a new fixed bridge.

See If a Bridge Is The Best Option To Replace a Lost Tooth

If you’re tired of having embarrassing gaps in your smile, contact us today to find out more about dental bridges and schedule an appointment.. Schedule your appointment today by calling (423) 225-9890

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Why Choose McOmie Family Dentistry for Your Dental Bridge Needs

We know our patients have many options for cosmetic dental care in the Chattanooga, TN area. Our experienced award-winning team is here to help you achieve your cosmetic dental goals with our comprehensive approach and personalized treatment plans. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care in a comfortable environment where we treat every patient like family. You won’t find another dentist like us anywhere else in town! With so many options available, it can be difficult knowing which procedure will work best for you but don’t worry – we have years of experience helping patients just like yourself get their perfect smile back again!

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