Bridges

Say Hello To Your New, Fuller Smile

Lost or damaged teeth have a habit of happening in groups. Whether due to infection, disease, or major dental trauma, widespread tooth loss or damage can leave patients with wide gaps in their teeth, impairing their smile’s form and function. If a section of your teeth are damaged or missing, a bridge can restore the look, strength, and comfort of your smile. A bridge is a dental appliance that looks and functions like the teeth it is meant to restore. Bridges are a secure, durable, and permanent solution to major dental damage or tooth loss. In over twenty-five years of service, Cape Dental Care’s dentists have custom-made hundreds of bridges for patients across Cape Coral and Lee County.

 

Strengthen Your Teeth, Improve Future Health

A dental bridge is more than a simple corrective appliance. Not only can a bridge improve your speech and ability to eat, it actually improves your dental health. Missing teeth can cause problems with your jaw alignment or bite, creating difficulty speaking and chewing. That’s not all, though. Because the missing or damaged teeth can no longer support their neighbors, other teeth become loose over time, risking gum disease and/or further tooth loss. The sooner a bridge is installed, the more likely you avoid complications or further damage.

 

How Will My Bridge Be Created?

Cape Dental Care’s bridges are custom crafted in a specialist lab. Your bridge will be exactingly and individually crafted to match your mouth’s unique shape and specifications. To guarantee this, we chart out the shape of your mouth using the latest in 3D imaging technology. This gives us the most precise map possible of your teeth and gums. We pair this with careful color matching, shading your bridge to blend in with the rest of your teeth.  As a result, your bridge will fit comfortably and seamlessly into your smile. The most requested construction for bridges is a metal frame with a porcelain outlay. Bridges made this way are durable, lifelike, and resistant to discoloration. Talk with your dentist about which materials are right for you.

 

How Will My Bridges Be Made Comfortable?

Every bridge requires at least one anchor. Most require two. There are two kinds of anchors: dental implants, and recontoured teeth. Dental implants are metal pegs installed into the jawbone, while recontoured teeth are existing teeth reshaped by your dentist. In both cases, a crown at the end of your bridge is designed to fit over the anchor. At Cape Dental Care, implants and tooth recontouring are both performed using local anesthetic, with sedation dentistry options available. We do everything we can to ensure your comfort, in keeping with our Patient Comfort Promise:

Cape Dental Care is committed to ensuring your visit is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Our dentists and support staff provide every patient with the utmost of courtesy and gentle dental care. Each treatment takes place in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, and every patient room offers a therapeutic view of our soothing and beautiful aviary. We also offer a wide range of anesthetics, sedatives, and pain relief options for patients whose treatments or personal needs demand them. Do not hesitate to discuss any concerns with your dentist. We guarantee every effort will be made to accommodate your needs or requests.

Most patients adapt quickly to the feel and function of their bridge. Talk to your dentist about the ways you can make your transition more comfortable.

 

Book Your Consultation Today

A complete restored smile’s just a click or call away. Contact our office today to book your appointment.