Bridges

If a person is missing a tooth, an option to replace it involves making a bridge.  This involves crowning the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth.  The bridge slides over the prepared teeth and is cemented in place.  A bridge is typically recommended if a patient is not willing to go through surgery for an implant, the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth have large fillings and/or crowns already, or a time constraint.  For a bridge to be made it takes two appointments and the patient wears a temporary while the lab makes the bridge. Extra care is needed to floss up and under a bridge because the floss will not slide in between the teeth.  Please call 843-762-1234 and let Dr. Thomas or Dr. Weir discuss which option is best to replace your missing tooth.

Did you know?

Gum disease can lead to far greater and more harmful things than "Bad Breath".

There is a strong correlation between periodontal disease, which affects the supporting structures of one’s teeth, and heart disease.

Chronic inflammation that is associated with both of these diseases, if not under control can lead to serious health risks!

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James Island Dental Associates

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113 Wappoo Creek Drive Suite 5
Charleston South Carolina 29412
Phone: 843-762-1234
Fax: 843-762-9142
office@smilesforcharleston.com

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