Fill gaps caused by 1 to 3 missing teethA dental bridge restores the appearance and health of your mouth by covering spaces with a false tooth supported by either dental implants, your natural teeth, or a combination of both. Sometimes referred to as a ‘fixed partial denture’, bridges are bonded or cemented to your teeth and do not need to be removed to sleep or to clean them. Filling tooth gaps is important, not just for appearances, but for your long-term oral health. Missing teeth can make it difficult to speak or chew food and, with a gap, other teeth are free to shift around.
Long-lasting benefits of dental bridges
A missing tooth or teeth can leave us feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable. A dental bridge is a great way get your smile looking and feeling normal again, but it also offers long term benefits for your other teeth and the bone health of your mouth. To sum it up, here are the advantages of a dental bridge:
These are the obvious advantages because they affect us right now. Feel and look normal again. Smile and eat with confidence and get back the smile you know and love. Missing teeth just don’t feel great and sometimes gaps make it difficult or painful to speak or eat. Dental bridges are a long-lasting solution to discomfort caused by missing teeth – more than ten years with proper care.
Your teeth support each other and contribute to your facial structure. Missing teeth can alter your bite and leave space for other teeth to shift around. A dental bridge blocks teeth from shifting around reducing the risk of decay, periodontal disease, jaw pain and TMJ disorder caused by rogue teeth.
Healthy, stable teeth encourage healthy jawbones. As our dental health diminishes so does the health of bone and tissues that support our teeth. Stabilizing your dental health with a dental bridge will slow the rate of bone loss from your missing teeth.
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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
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Harry Haring, D.M.D.
Specialist in Prosthodontics
Your Dental Bridges Specialist in Prosthodontics
Dr. Harry Haring received his Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science from Auburn University in 2013. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2017, where he was awarded the American College of Dentists Student Leader Award for his outstanding leadership, scholastic performance, and potential for impact on the profession of dentistry.
Dr. Haring went on to complete an additional three-year specialty training program in prosthodontics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. This program focused on restoring and/or replacing missing teeth with an emphasis on complex rehabilitative care, such as highly esthetic cases and dental implants.
With his advanced education, in addition to his passion for esthetics and attention to detail, he is highly qualified to obtain natural results while ensuring the optimal health and longevity of his patient’s smiles.