Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are missing teeth making it difficult for you to bite and chew comfortably?
If your missing permanent teeth create gaps in your smile, a dental bridge can help.
Dr. Sheryl Jenicke offers dental bridge treatment in Cadillac, MI. At Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry, we provide semi-permanent and implant-secured bridges to replace rows of missing teeth.
Bridges are dental restorations that restore single or multiple consecutive teeth, improving the aesthetics of patient smiles.
Traditional and Implant-Secured Dental Bridges
A traditional dental bridge uses adjacent natural teeth for support. These natural teeth are capped with dental crowns for added stability to secure a false tooth or teeth. Semi-permanent dental bridges enhance the smile and can only be removed by a dentist.
Implant-supported dental bridges use one or multiple dental implants to support false teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that replace tooth roots. Because dental implants provide stability, they ensure that restorations last longer and improve the bite.
Dental Bridge Treatment
We will recommend treatment based on the number of missing teeth. If patients have a single missing tooth, we will recommend a single dental implant.
Traditional, semi-permanent bridges can also benefit patients who only need multiple consecutive teeth replaced.
Our team may also recommend several dental implants as needed to secure false teeth that create a dental bridge.
Dr. Jenicke restores dental implants, which means she can provide restorations and work with oral surgeons for implant treatment.
As with other restorative treatments, Dr. Jenicke will take digital images of the smile to view the teeth, gums, and tooth roots. Digital x-rays are integral to treatment planning.
She will take scans of the teeth to create the temporary dental bridge.
After an oral surgeon places the dental implants, she will take new scans to create the final dental bridge.
Request a Dental Consultation
If you have gaps in your smile left by missing teeth, we may recommend a dental bridge. Call Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry for treatment today at 231-389-6388.
You can also feel free to schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Jenicke online.