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What are Bridges?

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 — these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

Bridges can:

Restore your smile

Restore the ability to properly chew and speak

Maintain the shape of your face

Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth

Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

 

FAQs

How Long to Dental Bridges Last for?

With routine dental visits and excellent home care, Dental Bridges can last in excess of 10-15 years.

How Do I Look After My Dental Bridge?

Bridges do not require a lot of additional care over and above good brushing and flossing.  The most difficult part of maintaining a bridge is to adapt floss underneath the ‘false’ tooth in order to keep that area clean.  Your dentist and dental hygienist will assist you with this.

Minutes from Winston-Salem
i-40W Off Exit 180 in bermuda run

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(336) 998-1076
office@advancefamilydentists.com
149 Yadkin Valley Rd, Ste 101 
Advance, NC 27006

Hours

Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-1pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-1pm

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