Dental BridgesAn Overview
Missing teeth can negatively affect the appearance of your smile and can often times cause difficulty eating or speaking. With over 25 years of dentistry experience, Dr. Andrew Cobb, DDS can help restore the smile of those suffering from missing teeth. Dr. Cobb offers a variety of replacement options for missing teeth, including dental bridges.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth, and “bridge” the gap in a patient’s smile. Using the latest materials, Dr. Cobb creates artificial teeth that are virtually indistinguishable from you natural teeth.
Options for Missing Teeth
If you are missing teeth, you have several options available for replacement. Dr. Cobb will conduct a comprehensive examination and consultation to recommend treatment options and help you make the best choice.
Options for missing teeth include:
- Dental Implants – Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are extremely long lasting and virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. While many people think that dental implants are a highly involved surgical procedure, it is actually quite simple.And though the upfront investment in dental implants is significant, the long-term benefits often outweigh financial concerns. Unlike other types of dental restorations, dental implants do not need to be replaced and have a success rate of over 95%. Learn More.
- Dental Bridges – There are several types of dental bridges. Typically, a removable dental bridge is only recommended for patients who need a short-term solution to maintain tooth position while they are preparing to have a fixed dental bridge or dental implant.A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth or teeth connected to two dental crowns which cover the teeth on either side of the gap. A dental bridge may also be supported by one or more dental implants for better long term results.
Metal Free Restorations
Dr. Cobb uses metal-free restorations and typically uses porcelain material for dental bridges. With proper diagnosis and treatment planning, porcelain dental bridges are extremely long lasting and provide superior esthetic results.
Schedule A Consultation
If you have missing teeth or are about to lose your teeth, contact Dr. Andrew Cobb for a consultation. We will review your specific condition and make recommendations for the best replacement options to give you a healthy, comfortable, natural looking smile.