Missing teeth can cause more problems than just poor appearance. Patients with gaps can often find speaking and chewing difficult.
Dental bridges fill in gaps with replacement teeth, restoring your smile and allowing you to eat and speak comfortably.
Dr. Scott Azari in Port St. Lucie, FL, can provide you with a beautiful custom bridge.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are an effective solution to replace one tooth or multiple consecutive teeth. A traditional fixed bridge consists of two dental crowns supporting one or more replacement teeth between them. You can also choose to receive an implant-supported bridge that will not require crowning the teeth on either side of the gap.
Steps of a Traditional Bridge Procedure
It costs nothing to have our dentist look over your teeth to see if you're a dental bridge candidate.
With traditional bridges, the replacement teeth (pontics) are secured in place using the adjacent natural teeth. With implant-supported bridges, the pontics are supported by dental implants. A dental implant is a titanium post that acts as an artificial tooth root. Bridges require at least two implants to support the pontics.
Although this option requires oral surgery and several months of recovery as the implant fuses to the bone tissue, it provides two distinct benefits. First, it eliminates the need to crown healthy teeth. Second, implants are the only restorative treatment that can prevent bone atrophy after tooth loss. Our dentist can help you determine which option is best for your needs.
"My New Dental Home"
I have been going to Lucie Dental for 6 months now doing a lot of work to my smile. Root canal, fillings, and a front permanent bridge. The best dentist I have ever been to. Dr. Azari is very patient and thorough. All the staff are amazing especially Angela. Couldn't be happier!View on Google
Lucie Dental is just the best dental office. I am so happy i made the choice to go there and meet such a pleasant manager Rose. I love the doctors and staff. Such a beautiful and clean office. Don't go anywhere else but Lucie Dental.View on Google
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Type of Material Does Lucie Dental Use to Create Bridges?
Lucie Dental uses zirconia to make dental bridges. After taking a digital impression of your teeth, we will craft a precise custom bridge from this incredibly durable and lifelike material.
How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
Zirconia bridges last from five to 20 years with proper care. To keep your bridge looking its best, brush twice daily, floss at least once a day, and visit our dentist for regular cleanings.