Replacing one or more missing teeth is a crucial part of maintaining health and balance in your mouth. With advancements in modern dentistry, there are more treatment options available than ever before to replace missing teeth, including dental bridges.
Traditionally, a bridge relies on neighboring teeth for support and is composed of two dental crowns and an artificial tooth. A bridge is designed to bridge the gap left behind by missing teeth and can replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. For many patients, a bridge can help restore function and health to their smile after they have lost one or more teeth.
Trinity, FL dentist Dr. Gianni Franceschi offers custom dental bridges for patients who are missing one or more teeth. If you would like to explore your treatment options for missing teeth, visit Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry for a consultation.
Implant Secured Bridge in Trinity, FL
At our dental practice, we are committed to giving our patients personalized solutions for their dentistry needs. While a traditional dental bridge is an ideal solution for many patients who are missing one or more teeth, we may also recommend an implant secured dental bridge.
An implant bridge offers a long-lasting, stable solution for tooth loss. Unlike a traditional dental bridge, an implant-supported dental bridge relies on dental implants which are surgically placed in the jaw. This creates a more stable and comfortable foundation for the dental bridge, and it also conserves more of the natural tooth structure.
During your consultation, Dr. Franceschi will examine your smile and explore all viable treatment options with you to ensure you get the treatment that is right for you.
Dental implants may offer these key benefits for patients with missing teeth:
- Restores chewing function
- Long-lasting solution
- Stabilizes jaw bone
- Permanent and stable solution
What to Expect During The Dental Bridge Process
We offer both traditional dental bridges and implant-supported dental bridges. During your visit to our Trinity dental practice, Dr. Franceschi will perform a complete evaluation of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. We will also discuss your dental goals, budget, and results from your evaluation to determine which solution is right for you.
For patients who are ideal candidates for a traditional dental bridge, we will begin the process by carefully reshaping the teeth on either side of the gap. To ensure you are comfortable throughout this process, we will apply a local anesthetic. After the teeth are prepared, impressions of the teeth are taken and used to design a custom dental bridge. Depending on your needs, we may place a temporary bridge while your custom bridge is prepared.
Once your bridge is ready, Dr. Franceschi will remove your temporary restoration and carefully place your custom bridge.
For patients who opt for an implant-supported bridge, we can coordinate your implant surgery with a local oral surgeon. After the implants are placed, they will need three to six months to fuse with your jaw bone completely. At that time, Dr. Franceschi will take impressions of your teeth, attach the abutments, and securely secure your custom dental bridge to the implants.
Schedule A Dental Bridge Consultation
If you would like to learn more about dental bridges in Trinity, FL, visit the dental office of Dr. Gianni Franceschi. To schedule your consultation today, call [ new _patient_phone_span] or request an appointment online.