Oak Grove Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provides restorative dentistry options for patients facing complex dental concerns such as missing teeth. Missing teeth can affect your overall smile aesthetics as well as the functionality of your bite pattern. Additionally, if you do not replace a missing tooth, it is likely that you will experience dental shifting or even the development of a TMJ disorder.
Dr. Erika Graham is your local restorative dentist in Durham, NC. Learn more about how she can help you replace a missing tooth or several consecutive missing teeth using dental bridges below.
Dental Bridge in Durham, NC
If you are missing one or more consecutive teeth, our office can provide a dental bridge to bridge the gap in your smile left behind by a missing tooth. Dental bridges rely on the external support of your surrounding teeth in order to hold a prosthetic tooth in place of a missing tooth. Unlike partial dentures, dental bridges are not removable and thus are considered a permanent tooth replacement option.
However, in order for your dental bridge to last, you must take extra precautions to ensure there is no damage to the bridge hardware.
Tooth Replacement Options in Durham, NC
The best way to find the perfect tooth replacement option for you and your smile is to schedule a restorative dentistry consultation with Dr. Graham. She will evaluate your smile and offer you a treatment plan that best meets your dental health needs and budgetary goals. Schedule an appointment online today, and we look forward to helping your restore your smile soon.