Bridges  Charlotte, NC

Restore Your Smile with Dental Bridges at Scott A. Young DDS

Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, offers dental bridges as a reliable and aesthetic solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental bridges literally "bridge" the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth/teeth in between.

Types of Dental Bridges:

  • Traditional Bridges: Involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic (or false tooth) in between.
  • Cantilever Bridges: Used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
  • Maryland Bonded Bridges: Made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal or porcelain framework.

Benefits of Dental Bridges:

  • Restored Smile: Bridges can restore your smile to its natural appearance.
  • Improved Chewing and Speaking: Missing teeth can impair your ability to chew and speak properly; bridges help restore these functions.
  • Maintained Facial Structure: Bridges prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position, which can affect your bite and facial shape.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges

Q: How long do dental bridges last?
A: With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last 5 to 15 years, or even longer. Regular check-ups and good oral hygiene are essential to extend the life of your bridge.
Q: Are dental bridges noticeable?
A: Dental bridges are designed to look like your natural teeth. They are custom-made to ensure a comfortable fit and an aesthetic match with your existing teeth.
Q: Is the process of getting a dental bridge painful?
A: The procedure for placing a dental bridge is typically done with local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Most patients report feeling little to no pain during the procedure.
Q: How do I care for my dental bridge?
A: Caring for a dental bridge involves regular brushing and flossing, just like your natural teeth. Special flossing tools may be recommended to clean under and around the false tooth.
Q: How much does a dental bridge cost?
A: The cost of a dental bridge varies depending on the type of bridge and the materials used. Our team will provide you with a detailed estimate and discuss any available financing options during your consultation.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you're missing one or more teeth and considering a dental bridge, Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how dental bridges can restore the function and appearance of your smile. Call us at (704) 541-5900 or visit our website for more information.

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