Restorative and Cosmetic Dental Bridges


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 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 need 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 in order to prevent decay,  the expert team at McOmie Family Dentistry will educate you on precisely how to care for and clean your bridge.

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If you’re tired having embarrassing gaps in your smile, contact us today to find out more about dental bridges and schedule an appointment.

Before Photo of badly done bridge by another dentist.
before dental bridge
Beautiful After photo of a new fixed bridge.
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