Dr. Roberto Macedo may recommend ceramic dental bridges if you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row. Dental bridges work by closing the gap between your teeth, restoring your smile and your bite and helping to keep your remaining healthy teeth in their proper positions. This allows you to once again smile, speak and eat with confidence. Bridges also have the benefit of providing support for your facial contours so that you can maintain a healthier overall appearance.
Our skilled dentist may recommend a dental bridge to:
- Restore your oral function so that you can eat, speak and chew normally
- Alleviate excess stress on your bite
- Replace an unwanted partial denture
- Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place
- Improve the shape and volume of your face
- Enhance the appearance of your smile
Dental bridges are a fixed restoration, which means they are non-removable. They are anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns on either side of the bridge. These crowns are either placed over the teeth on either side of the gap or atop implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. The crowns hold the bridge in place to prevent it from shifting or coming loose. While your bridge may be made of several different types of materials, RM Advanced Center for Cosmetic Dentistry has chosen to use ceramic to give you a durable and naturally beautiful result. It typically requires two appointments to complete your dental bridge.
For more information about dental bridges in St. Petersburg, Florida, and to set up your consultation with Dr. Macedo, call our office today at 727-202-4459.