in Rock Hill, SC
A dental bridge is used to close the gap that is created by a missing tooth or teeth. A bridge is made of crowns and false teeth. At Espinal & Willis – Carolinas Center for Advanced Dentistry in Rock Hill, our dentists place a crown on each side of a gap and use a false tooth/teeth to replace any teeth that are missing.
The two teeth used for anchoring are referred to as abutment teeth. The false tooth/teeth are called pontics. These false teeth can be created from porcelain, gold, alloys or a combination of them. Dental implants or natural teeth can support a dental bridge.
Interested in a Dental Bridge? Call us at 803-327-4166
What Dental Bridges Can Do
The dental bridges from Espinal & Willis – Carolinas Center for Advanced Dentistry in Rock Hill, SC. can:
- Maintain your face’s shape
- Restore your beautiful smile
- Prevent your remaining teeth from moving
- Restore your ability to chew and speak properly
- Evenly distribute your bite’s forces
Kinds of Dental Bridges Available at Our Rock Hill, SC. Facility
- There are three kinds of dental bridges:
- Maryland bonded (also referred to as Maryland bridge or resin-bonded bridge)
How Long Will Dental Bridges From Your Rock Hill Facility Last?
Dental bridges can last up to 15 years or longer, depending. Maintaining Good oral hygiene and visiting our Rock Hill facility for regular checkups and cleanings is the best way to lengthen the life of your dental implants.
Is it Difficult to Eat with Dental Bridges?
When teeth are replaced with dental bridges, it should make eating easier. Initially, you may need to eat softer foods that are cut into small pieces. Once our Rock Hill, SC. patients adjust to their dental bridges, they usually state it is much easer to eat with their dental bridges than it was without.
How Are Dental Bridges Cared For?
With most dental bridges, the surrounding teeth are the foundation. For this reason, keeping remaining teeth strong and healthy helps your dental bridge to be successful. All those who have dental bridges need to brush twice daily and floss to prevent gum disease and tooth decay that leads to the loss of teeth. Have your teeth cleaned regularly at our Rock Hill Facility. This allows our Rock Hill dentists to diagnose dental problems while they are in the early stages. A balanced diet is also important for maintaining strong teeth.
How our Dentists Determines Which of The Three Dental Bridges is Right for You
Once the dentists at our Rock Hill facility determine that you need a dental bridge, they will use the information below to decide which of the three dental bridges will serve you best:
The Traditional dental bridge is the most common dental bridges used at the Rock Hill facility. A traditional dental bridge is used when there are teeth or implants on each side of the missing tooth/teeth that can be used as abutments. These bridges are generally made of ceramics or porcelain fused to metal.
Maryland bonded dental bridges are made of plastic gums and teeth that are supported by metal framework. Metal wings are bonded to the existing teeth on each side of this dental bridge.
A Cantilever dental bridge is utilized when adjacent teeth are only available on one side of the missing tooth/teeth.
Our Rock Hill dentists will prepare the abutment teeth for your dental bridge. They recontour your teeth by removing some of the enamel, allowing room for the placement of your crown.
He will then take impressions of your teeth. This impression serves as the model the laboratory uses to create pontic and crowns for your dental bridge. Our Rock Hill dental team create a temporary dental bridge for you to wear home until your new custom-made dental bridge arrives.
On your second visit to our Rock Hill facility, your temporary dental bridge is removed and your custom-made dental bridge is checked and adjusted to achieve a proper fit. You may need to visit our Rock Hill dental office several times to ensure that the fit remains perfect. Of course, not all Rock Hill patients will need to return, as this is based on each individual case.
If your dental bridge is permanent, our dentists may initially use temporary cement to make sure it fits properly. After a few weeks, they will permanently cement your dental bridge into place.
Free Consultation regarding your Dental Bridges case
If you are interested in obtaining a dental bridge or have questions about any other dental procedure, contact our Rock Hill dental clinic today at 803.327.4166, we are happy to help.