Richmond area dentist explains dental bridges
In both general and cosmetic dentistry, dental bridges play an important role in restoring the efficiency and appearance of your smile. Dental bridges are suitable for patients who have lost one or more teeth.
Bridges are made from porcelain, a strong material that closely resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is also an affordable way to make other common dental restorations, including dental veneers, crowns, inlays, and onlays.
Dental bridges are made from two crowns and one or more artificial teeth called pontics, which are fabricated and fused to crowns on each side. Bridges use the adjacent teeth for support. The teeth on each side of the space are filed down to allow Dr. Olivia Hart to cement the crowns in place.
Dental bridges can last several years, even decades, with appropriate care. This includes regular brushing, flossing, and visits to Dr. Hart for cleanings and examinations. Dr. Hart welcomes any questions you may have during recall appointments, and you’ll benefit from an oral cancer screening at your first visit and every appointment afterwards. Oral cancer can have a devastating effect on your smile and health, so it’s important to screen regularly.
As a holistic general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Hart is focused on both smile health and beauty. Using modern technologies and state-of-the-art equipment, she provides patients with the comprehensive dental care they deserve. Patients from throughout the region visit her mercury-free practice in Richmond for the removal and replacement of silver amalgam fillings, and she closely follows the protocols set forth by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
Dr. Hart is excited to offer quality dental bridges in a state-of-the-art setting. Schedule a consultation at Richmond Family Dentistry to learn more about the ways in which dental bridges restore your appearance and functionality. Our practice welcomes new and existing patients, and assists those living in or around the Richmond community.
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