Patients who are living with one or multiple missing teeth might benefit from a dental bridge. A dental bridge utilizes crowns that attach to healthy teeth and serve as anchors for prosthetic teeth that are adjacent.
Benefits of a Bridge
Dr. Buxton will customize your bridge to blend with your smile flawlessly. Your bridge will also help restore functions such as chewing that are difficult with missing teeth. Keeping your anchor teeth clean with consistent brushing and flossing is the key to ensuring longevity with your bridge. Combining a good home care routine with regular dental checkups will help your bridge last for 12 to 15 years.
Dental implants can also support a bridge, which is ideal for patients missing multiple teeth. Implant crowns act as anchors for the prosthetic teeth, while they also help to keep your bone stimulated, which provides better longevity.
We Can Help!
Dr. Buxton can help determine if a dental bridge is right for your needs during a consultation. There may be other options that can restore you smile, and Dr. Buxton will take the time to discuss your needs and goals with you. Give our Bangor, Maine office a call today to arrange a convenient time for your consultation.