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Bridges literally bridge the gap where you have one or several lost teeth so you can feel confident when you smile. Solomon Family Dentistry, with offices in Summerville and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, has highly experienced dentists who use the latest techniques to prepare and create your bridge. To find out if a bridge is the right solution for your missing teeth, call or book an appointment online today.

What are dental bridges?

Bridges or fixed removable dentures replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge has a crown on either side that fits over your remaining teeth and anchors the bridge in place, with replacement teeth in between that fill the gap. Bridges may be ceramic, porcelain, gold, alloy, or a combination.

Solomon Family Dentistry fits bridges that restore your smile and enhance the shape of your face, as well as help you chew properly and speak clearly. Bridges also take the strain off your natural teeth and help stop them from moving out of position.

In addition to the standard bridges described above, there are several specialized types. Your dentist at Solomon Family Dentistry might use a cantilever bridge if you don’t have teeth on each side of the gap and a Maryland or resin-bonded bridge if your front teeth are missing. Another option is an implant-retained bridge, which is held in place with dental implants.

What does getting a dental bridge involve?

The first step in fitting your bridge is for your dentist to prepare your teeth for the crowns. The abutment teeth, which the crowns fit on, need reshaping to ensure a perfect fit. That involves removing some of the dentin and enamel on your teeth.

Next, your dentist takes impressions of the teeth that the dental lab uses to make your bridge. While you’re waiting for your permanent bridge, your dentist fits a temporary bridge to protect the abutment teeth.

When the permanent bridge is ready, your dentist removes the temporary bridge and fits the new one. They make any adjustments necessary to achieve a perfect fit. You might need to make another visit to Solomon Family Dentistry to have your bridge checked and make sure the fit is correct.

How long can dental bridges last?

Dental bridges typically last from five to 15 years and sometimes longer. With proper care, most patients keep their bridges for 10 years.

Caring for bridges involves looking after your remaining teeth because the bridge relies on these teeth for a firm foundation. Make sure you brush your teeth twice daily and floss every day to prevent tooth decay, and visit Solomon Family Dentistry regularly for professional cleanings.

If you have one or several missing teeth and want to get your smile back, call the Solomon Family Dentistry office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Services we provide

At Solomon Family Dentistry we provide simple and surgical extractions, root canals, tooth splints, repairs of existing crowns or bridges, adjustments or repairs to complete dentures or partials, and more. We have the latest technology from digital x rays, to a digital panorex, to a 3D CT cone beam. Our goal is for your problem to be resolved same day. We do, however, hold ourselves to the highest standards so if we cannot handle the complete treatment of your root canal or extraction, we do have specialists that we may refer you to.
Solomon Family Dentistry

✆ PHONE (APPOINTMENTS):  843-486-2990
ADDRESS: 1971 North Main Street
Summerville, SC 29486

✆ PHONE (APPOINTMENTS):  843-300-1635
ADDRESS: 110 Parish Farms Dr
Summerville, SC 29486

✆ PHONE (APPOINTMENTS):  843-419-1365
ADDRESS: 108 Parish Farms Drive
Summerville, SC 29486

SFD Knightsville
✆ PHONE (APPOINTMENTS): 843-970-7299
ADDRESS: 497 W. Butternut Road
Summerville, SC 29483

✆ PHONE (APPOINTMENTS): 843-419-1368
ADDRESS: 491 W. Butternut Road
Summerville, SC 29483

SFD Mount Pleasant
✆ PHONE (APPOINTMENTS): 843-970-7292
ADDRESS: 3102 N Hwy 17
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466