When we have gaps in our lives, we want a way to bridge them. One way to do that for the gaps in our oral health, is through dental bridges. Dental bridges are a way to replace missing teeth, improve daily functioning and increase the ability to eat and speak. Bridges also improve the appearance of your smile. Prescott Dentistry, located in Prescott Arizona are experts in quality bridge-work. We believe in providing the best dental health services possible and partnering with you as the client to achieve the desired outcome.
Basics of a Dental Bridge
Everyday activities of eating or speaking are affected negatively when teeth are missing and can even create concern for the long-term function of your mouth. What a dental bridge does is use your existing teeth to provide support to replace missing teeth in your mouth. Support is created on both sides of the gap, usually consisting of crowns on your natural teeth, with a replacement tooth (pontic) in the middle. This literally bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are used to restore the gaps that are left by missing teeth. The main benefits of dental bridges are:
- Improved daily functioning for eating and speaking.
- Restored appearance of your smile.
- Prevents other teeth from collapsing into the gap, causing issues with the jawbone and surrounding teeth.
Whether you are wanting to address the painful issues caused by missing teeth, or to improve the aesthetics of your smile, we are here to help!
The process for getting dental bridgework done is usually accomplished within two visits to your friendly dentist at Prescott Dentistry. In those visits, custom fit molds for crowns are created, and your mouth is prepared for the bridge. Following the procedure, you will have a natural feeling restored mouth with a smile and function.
Contact us today to hear more specifics on dental bridges and if this is the right fit for you!
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When you wish to have a beautiful smile, it can be difficult to look in the mirror and see the years of wear and tear on your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry services benefit your oral health and can you to look younger! Cosmetic dentistry not only improves the appearance of your smile, but when done properly, can also benefit and strengthen the structure of your teeth. Prescott Dentistry knows the power a beautiful smile can bring and we are here to help you look younger and feel more confident with our cosmetic dentistry services.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry
General dental work is usually focused on the best ways to improve daily functioning for eating, speaking. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on creating enhancements that improve the appearance of your smile. The outcome can be higher self esteem, greater confidence in yourself and the desire to smile more.
Cosmetic dentistry may include adding material to your teeth or removing material from your teeth. This depends on the health needs and desired outcome. At Prescott Dentistry, you would speak with one of our professionals about a cosmetic consultation to begin the process. The doctor would interview you to discuss your desires and examine your mouth to determine the health condition of your smile. Together, you will formulate a plan that would meet your expectations. They will answer any questions you have and assist with setting appointments. Some examples of cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
- Teeth Whitening
These are just some of the cosmetic dentistry procedures that can be done to improve the your smile. The least invasive and an inexpensive start to cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening!
Enhancing the appearance of your smile may not be a high priority for everyone. Remember, though, if you have insecurities about the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry may be for you. When you feel confident in your smile, it can positively affect many areas of your life from self esteem, to relationships to career opportunities. Contact us at Prescott Dentistry today to take a step towards gaining that younger looking, beautiful smile!
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