Do you have several missing consecutive teeth? Are you looking for a restoration that balances the bite?
Dr. Michael Weis offers dental bridge treatment in Hampstead, NC. Dental bridges are restorative dental treatments that replace multiple lost and missing teeth. Our team can help you determine if dental bridges are the right choice for you at your next consultation. Call Seaside Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for dental bridge treatment today.
Types of Dental Bridges
We provide fixed or removable bridges to our patients. Removable bridges are best used as short-term solutions for missing teeth. A removable dental bridge will attach to adjacent teeth and can be removed for daily cleaning. This type of bridge is typically considered a temporary solution and does not offer long-term dental health benefits. Fixed dental bridges are permanently attached to the mouth with dental implants or natural adjacent teeth that are covered by dental crowns.
Dental Bridge FAQs
Learn more about how to care for dental bridges below:
When should I replace my removable dental bridge?
Replacing your removable dental bridge with an implant-secured bridge helps support your long-term oral health. Removable dental bridges do not restore your full bite and do not support the jawbone. Patients with removable jawbone degrade quicker over time, and facial sagging is more prevalent.
How do you clean a fixed dental bridge?
Caring for fixed dental bridges is similar to caring for regular teeth. Patients should floss under the bridge to remove food particles as that can lead to plaque buildup and gum disease.
Do dental bridges have dietary restrictions?
Dentists recommend staying away from chewy, hard, or sticky foods if you have a traditional dental bridge. Removable bridges especially do not have the stability of implant-secured bridges. Certain foods can damage, break, and bend a removable traditional bridge. However, implant-secured bridges do not come with any restrictions.
Call Our Dental Office
Do you want to restore the look and function of your teeth with dental bridges? Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Weis and his dental team online. You may also call our office at 910-335-4392. We help patients from Hampstead and Wilmington, North Carolina.