Smile to the fullest
If you are in St. Augustine, Florida and are looking for a dentist to place a dental bridge, Dr. Jeremy Gordon is the doctor you want to see. A dental bridge serves as both a functional and cosmetic solution to missing teeth. If you are afraid to show your smile because of missing teeth, a dental bridge may offer the answer you have been looking for.
What is a dental bridge?
A fixed dental bridge is an appliance that is custom made to fill the gap where a tooth has gone missing. Typically the anchoring sides are made of metal and the prosthetic tooth that is seen is made of porcelain. The complete placement procedure requires the abutting teeth be covered with a dental crown and the bridge be adhered to the capped teeth, filling the gap. If you have lost teeth due to decay, trauma or extraction and you wish to have a complete smile again, Dr. Gordon can discuss the option of a fixed dental bridge.
How will a porcelain bridge help me?
A porcelain dental bridge can improve your health and your confidence to smile. A bridge will:
- Close the gap in your smile
- Help with speaking and eating
- Provide support to your facial shape
- Support the underlying jaw bone
The bridge will not only bring your smile back to its full and beautiful state, but will provide support to the facial structures surrounding the bridge. You will have less trouble speaking properly and eating your favorite foods. Because the bridge will likely be fixed in place, you will not need to worry about it shifting or slipping.
The procedure may take multiple appointments to complete. In the first appointment Dr. Gordon will prepare the abutting teeth and place their crowns. He will also take a mold of the location to send to the dental lab for creation of your custom fitting bridge. You will return for another appointment where Dr. Gordon will bond the new bridge in place.
Once complete you will be able to smile with brand new self-confidence! If you are missing teeth and would like to know if a dental bridge is right for you, give your St. Augstine dentist, Dr. Gordon a call and schedule and appointment at: (904) 460-0999.