Many patients experience tooth loss at some point in their lives. It’s important to know that you should have a missing tooth evaluated by a professional as soon as possible. Missing teeth can cause long term issues like teeth shifting, gum disease, and an imbalanced bite pattern.
To help patients from the Fayette County community avoid these long term issues, Linton Dental offers dental bridges. Dental bridges literally bridge any gaps in your smile using the support of your surrounding teeth to hold a prosthetic tooth in its place. A dental bridge is an efficient way to restore the aesthetics and functionality of your smile.
Dental Bridges in Peachtree, GA
Dr. Brian Linton and Dr. Ed Davis are your trusted restorative dentists in Peachtree, GA. When you are in need of tooth replacement, we can provide you with the services you need to restore your smile.
Patients love our dental bridges because they are an efficient and cost-effective method of smile restoration. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding dental bridges:
Am I a good candidate for dental bridges?
Dental bridges utilize the support of your remaining surrounding teeth to hold a prosthetic tooth between the gap caused by a missing tooth. They will require some enamel removal of your surrounding teeth to make space for the bridge.
To be a good candidate for a dental bridge, you must have surrounding teeth that are strong enough to support this oral appliance. Dr. Linton and Dr. Davis can evaluate your smile and determine if dental bridges are right for you.
What is the difference between a dental implant and a dental bridge?
Dental implants require a surgical component, while dental bridges do not. With implants, a titanium post is placed beneath your soft tissues and allowed to heal as it fuses together with your jawbone. Dental bridges are less invasive, as they do not go beneath your soft tissues during application.
How should I care for my dental bridge?
It’s important to note that you will need to take care of your dental bridge to ensure it maintains its longevity. It’s important that you take good care of it because food and residue often get caught underneath it while you eat.
Dr. Linton and Dr. Davis will show you how to properly brush and floss around and beneath your dental bridge.