Do you have multiple missing teeth? Are your missing teeth impacting the comfort of your bite? Call Dr. Chad Morris for dental bridge treatment in his Zachary, LA dental office. Dr. Morris provides restorative dentistry solutions that replace rows of lost or missing teeth. Restoring missing teeth not only improves the appearance of the smile but also our patients’ oral health. Patients who have several missing teeth may find it uncomfortable to bite, chew, and even speak. Replacing missing teeth with a durable dental bridge can positively impact our patients’ lives.
Traditional Bridges vs. Implant-Supported Bridges
Traditionally, dental bridges are prosthetics secured to the smile by adjacent natural teeth covered by dental crowns. However, these restorations do not support the tooth roots and tissues left by missing teeth. At Morris Family Dentistry, we prefer implant-secured dental bridges. Dental implants are small yet durable metal posts that are surgically inserted into the missing tooth root. Once healed, dental implants create a supportive foundation for a dental bridge.
Dental Bridge Treatment
Dr. Morris makes sure that patients have sufficient bone tissue and are in good dental health to receive traditional and implant-secured bridges. For patients who want traditional dental bridges, Dr. Morris will take dental impressions to custom-fabricate the dental bridge and dental crowns. Once the bridge and crowns are complete, Dr. Morris will prepare adjacent natural teeth for the crowns by removing a small portion of the enamel. He will then attach the dental bridge to the crowns.
Dr. Morris also requires dental impressions to prepare for implant-secured dental bridges. These impressions are used to create the dental bridge and tooth crowns that cap off the dental implants. Dr. Morris will surgically insert strategically placed dental implants to support the dental bridge. After a period of 3 to 6 months, where the implants fuse to the jaw bone, the bridge is attached to the implants.
Restore Your Smile
Receive a dental bridge to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile. Call Dr. Morris for a consultation about dental bridge treatment at 225.725.7565. You can also schedule a dental appointment on our website today.