Paradise Dental Services
At Paradise Dental, we prioritize the significance of restorative dentistry in maintaining both oral and overall health. As proactive dentists, we take into consideration the entire chewing system, not just the teeth and gums, to ensure that our patients in Lakewood Ranch establish a healthy foundation for life through restorative dentistry.
As our patient, you can expect to have healthy teeth, a properly aligned bite that complements your smile, and a pain-free temporomandibular joint when opening and closing your mouth. We recommend various dental restorations such as crowns, fillings, implants, bridges, and more to enhance the beauty of your teeth while simultaneously strengthening and promoting their health.
Dental bridges are a popular restorative option used by dentists to replace missing teeth. If you have a missing tooth that is surrounded by abutment teeth, your restorative dentist in Lakewood Ranch may recommend a dental bridge to bridge the gap.
The process involves creating an artificial tooth that is secured by the adjoining teeth on either side of the gap. There are different types of bridges available to suit individual needs.
Traditional fixed bridges are the most commonly used type of dental bridge. They consist of a pontic or artificial tooth that is attached to two dental crowns, one on either side of the gap. The crowns are then placed over the abutment teeth to secure the bridge in place.
Maryland bonded bridges are another option. They consist of a pontic that is attached to a metal or porcelain framework. The framework is then bonded to the back of the adjoining teeth using a resin cement.
Cantilever bridges are used when there is only one adjoining tooth available to support the bridge. The pontic is attached to a dental crown, which is then secured to the single abutment tooth.
Implant-supported bridges are an option for those with multiple missing teeth. They are secured to dental implants, which are surgically placed into the jawbone.
If you are considering a dental bridge, it’s best to schedule an appointment with your dentist to discuss your options and determine which type of bridge is right for you and your smile.
Regrettably, damaged teeth cannot self-repair, and in some cases, extraction is necessary despite Paradise Dental’s efforts to salvage the tooth.
If you find yourself in this situation, it’s best to schedule an appointment for tooth extraction. Depending on the tooth’s location, you may decide to replace it with an implant, bridge, or denture.
Dr. Martins can perform the extraction in a single dental visit, followed by a second visit to ensure proper healing.