About Dental Bridges
A dental bridge frames together the hole between the teeth with a false tooth that is securely fitted to a crown, which is placed over the next tooth. The false porcelain tooth attaches to the crown with a pontic. Our dentists provide patients with numerous treatment options for bridges at DentalWorks - Wilmington in Wilmington, NC which include, a cantilever bridge that surrounds the nearby crown; a Maryland bridge, also known as a resin-bonded bridge that connects the false tooth with small arms; or a crown that uses framework glued to the surrounding natural teeth.
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"New to the area and I couldn't recommend giving this dentistry a try! Was a pleasure to deal with all of the staff from the front desk to the office mgr, to the hygienist, to the Dentist herself. They listened to me and understood how sensitive (teeth/etc) I was and filled with anxiety and they took SO much better care of me than my previous office (different state) had for the past 10 years. I'm actually looking forward to my next appt in 6 months which has never happened before."- J.L. / Google / Aug 03, 2018
What to Expect
Prior to receiving a bridge, our dentists will bore down the prop tooth to produce adequate opening for the dental crown. As soon as the teeth are equipped for the crown, digital X-rays will be created so that an in-depth visual can be attained and these, in addition to the hard impressions will be sent to the laboratory where the permanent bridge is manufactured. Our dentists will protect the individual's teeth with temporary crowns for protection until the real bridge is ready. As soon as the bridge is ready, our dentists will fasten the bridge and realign the fit for an ideal look and comfort.
Bridges can last for quite a long time as long as professional dental exams at DentalWorks - Wilmington in Wilmington, NC continue each year. It is also recommended that in addition to dental cleanings and exams, patients proactively incorporate a thorough at-home oral health regime. This includes, consistent flossing, brushing, and fluoride use, which will allow the dental bridge to last as long as possible.
Dental insurance generally pays for a acceptable portion of the overall price for professional dental crowns and bridges. The patient's coverage will depend on the policy, but our office staff at DentalWorks - Wilmington will confirm with your provider to understand as to what the patient may owe. Our practice takes a list of insurance plans. Patients who are not covered may benefit from one of our credit programs.
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Smile Without Gaps
Oversized holes between teeth, as well as missing teeth can prevent you from realizing your best smile. Consult with our dentists at DentalWorks - Wilmington about dental bridges so that those spaces can be filled in with natural looking teeth. Bridges not only create a beautiful smile, they can reestablish your oral hygiene for a healthy mouth.