If you have had the experience of trying to eat with one or more missing teeth, you know the discomfort that can come from hard foods pressing on your gums and not being able to chew your food easily. To resolve this, Drs. Michelakis and Ward can provide dental bridges in Shallotte, North Carolina, as stable tooth replacements that allow you to chew comfortably. In addition, our dentists at Carolina Coast Family Dentistry can use dental bridges to make cosmetic enhancements to your smile. Contact us today at 910-754-4507 to learn if dental bridges are right for you.

If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is non-removable. The dental bridge is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete the dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile.

Our dentists may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:

  • Restoring your ability to speak, eat, and chew as normal
  • Alleviating excess stress on the bite
  • Improving the shape and volume of your face
  • Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture
  • Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position
  • Enhancing the appearance of your smile

We will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss. For more information, please call or visit us today.