Bridges are a stable solution that renews your smile if you've lost teeth due to accident, injury or gum disease. We can create a fixed bridge to restore your smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents re-positioning of remaining teeth.

It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.

A bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition. If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis. With proper care, a fixed bridge may last at least 8 to10 years.

If you have questions about crown and bridgework or any other dental prosthetic, call our office and we will be happy to discuss the options and schedule your evaluation.

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Call our office at (803) 782-6966 to reserve an appointment.

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Email our office at drnewsome@bellsouth.net

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