Is a missing tooth complicating your life? The truth is it could also be setting the stage for future dental problems.
With locations in Greenville and Plymouth, NC, Earp Dentistry can replace your tooth and protect your dental health with a dental bridge.
To satisfy our patients' needs, we offer customized traditional and implant-supported bridges.
What Are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a row of artificial teeth, often referred to as pontics, that stand-in for missing teeth. They restore your smile and give you same the healthy bite and function as natural teeth.
We design our bridges out of high-quality dental materials that reflect light like natural tooth enamel. They are carefully color-matched to your remaining teeth so the crowns and pontics blend in seamlessly. To meet the diverse needs of our patients, Earp Dentistry offers two types of dental bridges.
A traditional bridge is supported by the natural teeth, which are shaped to accept dental crowns, located at each end of the bridge. Traditional bridges are a time-proven technique for replacing missing teeth and, with proper care, can last five to 15 years or longer. If you already have a cantilever bridge, now is a good time to consider upgrading to a traditional bridge.
Instead of being supported by natural teeth, this pontic is held in place by dental implants. Implants are small posts, typically titanium, that are surgically inserted into the jaw. The beauty of dental implant-supported restorations is that they replace the missing tooth and roots. This is key for continued health since the implants stimulate restorative jawbone growth.
How Does an Implant-Supported Dental Bridge Work?
How Do I Choose the Right Dental Bridge? Request a Consultation
Time to replace your old cantilever bridge? Deciding which type of dental bridge is ideal for your situation requires a consultation. While dental implants offer the most tooth-like restoration, patients need to be examined to determine if they have the right bone density and if they are in good general health.
The first step to determine what is right for you is requesting a consultation. Earp Dentistry has convenient locations in both Greenville and Plymouth. We also offer late and weekend appointments so you can see us when it's convenient for you.
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How Are Traditional Dental Bridges Placed? Treatment Timeline
Our CEREC technology and iTero intraoral scanner make replacing your missing tooth easier and faster.
If you are missing many teeth, traditional dentures or those anchored by dental implants may be a better choice for you.