Dental Bridges in Cullman
Durable, Natural-Looking Dental Bridges
A bridge is a series of connected crowns that replaces one or more missing teeth. A bridge spans the gap left by the missing teeth, with the outer crowns supported by the natural teeth on either side of the gap. Dental bridges are an economical, relatively quick option for tooth replacement and do not require surgery.
Dr. Bartlett is very experienced in the creation and placement of bridges. She uses a top-quality lab and the best materials to ensure that your bridge is durable, aesthetic and natural-looking.
Bridgework requires some shaving down of the natural teeth adjacent to the gap in order for them to receive the crowns that hold the bridge in place. However, Dr. Bartlett has a conservative approach—she will only do what is absolutely necessary and will take great care to preserve as much of your own natural tooth structure as possible.
Dental Bridge vs. Dental Implant
A dental implant is another option for replacing one or more teeth. An implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jawbone, topped by a porcelain crown. It replaces your tooth root as well as the visible part of your tooth.
Bridges are a fast, more immediately affordable tooth replacement option, and they don’t require surgery. In certain circumstances, such as when your natural teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are in need of crowns already, a bridge can be a more practical option than dental implants.
Advantages of dental implants
Dental implants are considered the modern standard of care for replacing individual missing teeth. Implants have several advantages. They don’t require the cutting down of adjacent teeth. They last an entire lifetime with proper care, while the lifespan of a bridge can be lower. This makes them more economical in the long run, and also saves you from having to undergo additional dental procedures over time.
Implants also prevent bone loss which can otherwise occur in the area of the missing tooth roots. Additionally, they look, act and feel like natural teeth.
Personalized treatment plan
Dr. Bartlett will examine you and let you know what treatment she recommends for your individual circumstances. She will explain in detail the pros and cons of each option.
To make an appointment, call 256‑841‑7222 or click here to request an appointment online.