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.

What People Say

I was concerned when I was told I needed to have 3 fillings. On my last routine visit, I had to have 2 fillings. When the doctor explained to me why(my age, old fillings have worn off, etc.) it made more sense to me. He said these will be the last fillings I will have for a while. It made me understand. And, the receptionists are so nice. They are willing to talk to you about payment issues, especially when you don't have dental insurance and seem sensitive to the financial liabilities of their office.

Joanna K.

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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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