Our dentist and team offer dental bridges as an effective solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental bridges consist of one or more prosthetic teeth, known as pontics, which are anchored on either side by dental crowns attached to the adjacent natural teeth or implants. This restorative procedure not only restores the functionality and aesthetics of your smile but also prevents the shifting of remaining teeth.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Patients at Hickory Dentistry can expect several advantages from their dental bridge procedure:

  • Restored Smile: Bridges replace missing teeth, enhancing your smile and facial aesthetics.
  • Improved Chewing and Speaking: By filling the gaps, bridges make it easier to chew food and speak clearly.
  • Maintained Facial Shape: They help in maintaining the shape of your face, preventing the sunken look associated with tooth loss.
  • Prevention of Misalignment: Bridges stop remaining teeth from drifting out of position, maintaining a proper bite and alignment.

The Dental Bridge Procedure

The process for obtaining a dental bridge with Dr. Josh M. Millsaps includes:

  • Initial Consultation: An assessment to determine the suitability of a dental bridge for your specific needs.
  • Preparation of Anchor Teeth: The teeth adjacent to the gap are prepared for crown placement, which will support the bridge.
  • Custom Creation: Impressions of your teeth are taken to design a bridge that fits perfectly and matches the color of your natural teeth.
  • Fitting and Adjustment: The custom bridge is fitted, adjusted, and cemented into place, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit.

For those seeking to restore missing teeth, our office provides expert advice and treatment options. Contact us at 828-322-2977 to schedule a consultation for dental bridges in Hickory, North Carolina, and take the first step towards a complete and confident smile.

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