While missing teeth can certainly affect the beauty and function of your smile, they can also influence your oral health and quality of life. At Cardinal Dental, we offer the highest quality cosmetic dentistry options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Our custom dental bridges can be a life-changing and affordable solution for those that have gapped smile.
Missing teeth can be caused by a variety of reasons, ranging from trauma to severe infection. Regardless of the reason for your lost tooth, the consequences are essentially the same. You may suffer from an unsightly smile appearance as well as experience shifting in your adjacent teeth. It is also common to see progressive bone loss in the surrounding jawbone that is no longer stimulated by a tooth root. At Cardinal Dental, we want to help patients avoid the drawbacks of missing teeth. Our dental bridges can instantly fill the gaps left by missing teeth and protect your oral health going forward.
How Dental Bridges Work
A dental bridge is ideal for patients who have one or more missing teeth that are still surrounded by healthy teeth. They are essentially prosthetic teeth that are attached on either side by abutment teeth, which are crowns fitted on existing teeth. The supportive crowns or abutment teeth attach to a metal framework that holds your prosthetic tooth or teeth. Unlike partial dentures, dental bridges are permanent or fixed in place. We only offer dental bridges that provide long-term function and beauty for our patients.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, you should not have to wait. That is why Cardinal Dental utilizes CEREC technology to produce custom dental restorations in a single day. This means that your custom dental bridge can be ready in a single visit. The CEREC machine uses precise measurements and 3D images of your teeth to create your bridge while you wait. Providing convenient, stress-free dentistry to families in St. Peters is important to us.
If you have missing teeth and want to learn more about a custom dental bridge, please contact Cardinal Dental today. We offer a number of options when it comes to tooth replacement, including dental implants, bridges, dentures and partials. To relieve your budget burdens surrounding cosmetic or restorative dentistry, we proudly offer an in-house savings plan and other flexible payment options.