Restoring the smile when teeth are lost can put patients in a quandary. They may feel as though they are overwhelmed with the pros and cons of every restorative solution. When teeth are extracted or missing, patients in the Atlanta, GA area have a wide range of ways to achieve a more attractive, fully functioning smile including the placement of dental implants, dentures, or dental bridges.
Choosing the replacement right for one patient may not be the same process as restoring the smile of another, which is why Dr. Michaela McKenzie of Dazzling Smiles will discuss potential restorative solutions.The three choices are all effective, but patients who are interested in a great middle-of-the-road solution may do best with dental bridges. Dental bridges are used for replacing missing teeth when there are surrounding teeth for support. The bridge uses dental crowns, which are bonded over the adjacent teeth and they have a pontic bonded between them for restoration.
Dental bridges can help restore not only the aesthetics of the smile, but also functionality.Dental bridges are made of ceramic, a material commonly used for dental repairs. This is because porcelain is strong, durable, beautiful, and long lasting. Patients can enjoy their porcelain restorations for many years when they care for their smile properly. This requires regular examinations with their dentist to check for signs of decay, periodontal disease, or breakage.
Dental bridges are more permanent than solutions such as removable dentures, but are less expensive than long-term options such as dental implants. Working with Dr. Michaela McKenzie of Dazzling Smiles is the best way to find out which solution is appropriate, based on one’s unique situation.If you are interested in speaking with Dr. Michaela McKenzie of Dazzling Smiles in Atlanta, GA, contact her practice today to book a consultation visit and initial examination.
We encourage patients to ask questions about restorative and cosmetic solutions that are available through our practice for both men and women to improve the appearance and function of their smiles.