Do you have one or more lost teeth? Are your missing teeth creating an uncomfortable, uneven bite? Dental bridges can help. A dental bridge “bridges the gap” left by one or more missing teeth. At 615 Smile Design Studio, we offer dental bridge treatment to patients in Nashville, TN. We work with local dental labs and oral surgeons to provide bridge treatment to restore the smile’s form and function.
Traditional and Implant Bridges
A traditional dental bridge uses the support of surrounding teeth to hold a prosthetic tooth, or pontic, in place. Also known as abutment teeth, dentists prepare these teeth and cover them with dental crowns to provide stability to a false tooth or teeth. Bridges restore the appearance of missing teeth but do not support the health of the gum tissue and surrounding teeth.
Dental implants can help restore teeth at the root while looking and functioning like a natural tooth. We recommend single implants or implant-secured bridges for a row of lost teeth. Implants are small posts that an oral surgeon can place in the jaw bone beneath the gums. Dental implants stabilize dental bridges and make it easier for patients to bite and chew.
Dental Bridges in Nashville, TN
It can take two or more appointments to complete dental bridge treatment. For patients who want a traditional dental bridge, we will prepare the abutment teeth for their dental crowns. Then, we take digital impressions of the smile and place a temporary bridge. Once the crowns and false tooth are complete, we will cement the permanent bridge.
If patients want an implant-secured bridge, we will work with a local oral surgeon who will place the dental implants. We also take impressions to create the dental bridge. Over a period called osseointegration, the implant posts fuse with the jaw bone. Once the implants have healed, we will attach the final bridge to the implants.
Restore Missing Teeth
Contact 615 Smile Design Studio to restore your smile today at (615) 637-2878. You can also schedule a dental appointment with our dental team on our website. We encourage patients to ask us if they have questions about their eligibility or current oral health problems.