For patients who are missing a tooth, there are several replacement options provided by Whiting Dental Center. Depending on your specific needs, we may suggest that a crown-supported bridge is the best tooth replacement option for you. Crown-supported bridges are the most popular kind of dental bridge due to its cost efficiency and are best for patients who have natural teeth on both sides of the gap created by a missing tooth. These neighboring teeth, known as abutment teeth, will have crowns placed and cemented onto them to anchor the new, replacement tooth. Bridges are made of ceramic or porcelain fused to metal material and even strong enough to replace missing molars.
To begin treatment, we will evaluate to determine if crown-supported dentures are the best option for you. Factors such as oral hygiene, the location of the missing tooth gap, bone strength, and long-term viability for implants will all determine your treatment plan. During your procedure, you won’t feel a thing as we will use a numbing shot or local anesthetic to keep you comfortable and pain-free. After the operation, you may experience some soreness which can be treated with ice, rest, or any prescription medication we discuss with you during your appointment. With proper care, your crown-supported bridge will be a long-lasting solution to replace your missing tooth and improve your dental hygiene.
At Whiting Dental Center, we are dedicated to providing best-in-class dental services such as crown-supported bridges to ensure your oral hygiene is the best it can be.