If you have missing teeth that are making you feel self-conscious when you smile, we can help. Kevin L. Caldwell, DDS, PC is pleased to offer fixed dental bridges for our patients in Webb City, Missouri, who want to replace missing teeth and smile with confidence again.
We have found that fixed bridges are an excellent choice for missing teeth when you need to bridge a gap in your smile. By replacing lost teeth and the gaps left behind, a fixed bridge distributes the forces in your bite correctly. With the aid of a dental bridge, you will be able to speak and chew normally again, prevent remaining teeth from shifting position, and maintain your facial features.
How does having a bridge work?
1-A fixed dental bridge helps those who have lost their pearly whites and still have jawbone to support an implant.
2-Our dentist fixes the bridge by cementing it or screwing it into the bone.
3-Fixed bridges are typically made of porcelain fused to metal.
4-With a fixed dental bridge your teeth emerge from the gums so you won’t have anything going over your gums or touching the palate.
5-Maintaining your bridge is simple–take good care of your remaining teeth and gums through meticulous daily cleaning combined with bi-annual professional cleanings and exams. With proper care, your bridge may last longer than ten years.
Our team in Webb City, Missouri is happy to answer any questions or concerns you have. If you are interested in finding out more, we are happy to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Kevin Caldwell, at 417.673.1988. We are excited to help you regain your confident smile!