Durable Dental Bridges
A dental bridge fills the space where you have a missing tooth or teeth and also helps protect your teeth’s alignment and bite. A bridge consists of one or more teeth attached and bonded to adjacent teeth which have had crowns placed on them.
Dr. Woods has been placing dental bridges for many years. He uses high-quality materials and works with an excellent local lab for good color and shape matching. For aesthetics and for those who are allergic to metal, Dr. Woods can create metal-free bridges.
Dr. Woods will guide you to the treatment which is best for your missing teeth. Your $1 consultation includes:
- Personal consultation with Dr. Woods
- Digital Bitewing X-rays (which have far less radiation than traditional X-rays)
- Full gum evaluation
- Advanced oral cancer screening
- TMJ & bite evaluation
- Thorough review of your treatment options
- All your questions answered
- Written treatment plan
Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants
A dental bridge requires the adjacent teeth to be ground down so that the new teeth can be cemented to them. This means that in most cases Dr. Woods needs to cut down healthy teeth to place the crowns. Cutting down teeth can make them more vulnerable to decay and Dr. Woods prefers not to do so wherever possible.
He recommends placing dental implants as an alternative. Implants have many other advantages, including longevity, similarity in looks and feel to natural teeth, greater ease of cleaning and they help preserve jawbone. Read more about the advantages of Dental Implants.
For a very economical implant option, Dr. Woods offers mini dental implants, which can be placed in one quick visit, and require no healing time.
However, there are instances when a dental bridge is a better option for the patient. Dr. Woods takes into account how much bone the patient has, for example. If there is too little bone then considerable bone grafting might be needed and not everyone wants to undergo so much surgery or its expense.
Dr. Woods works with you to establish the best treatment plan for your needs.To make an appointment, call 410-647-1800 or click here to request an appointment online.