Partial or Full
Porcelain Dental Bridges
If you are missing a tooth or series of teeth, all-porcelain dental bridges can offer the ideal solution. At our Decatur Georgia (DeKalb County service area) practice, we place dental bridges that provide a natural appearance, reduce a patient’s risk of gum disease, and correct speech and bite difficulties. In addition, dental bridges eliminate the possibility that your remaining teeth will shift to fill the gap left by a missing tooth.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges consist of a custom-made false tooth supported on either side by one or two porcelain crowns, or composite bonding material. The dental bridge is used to aesthetically eliminate the gap left by a missing tooth, giving the patient a decade or more of comfortable wear and beautiful smiles.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are several types of dental bridges, each chosen according to your needs and the location of the missing tooth:
With a traditional fixed bridge, the replacement tooth is held in place by two crowns, and the bridge is only removable by a dentist.
A resin-bonded bridge is ideal for front teeth and in situations when the surrounding teeth are healthy, with no large fillings.
Cantilever dental bridges are used when there are teeth on only one side of the gap.
The Placement of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges, regardless of type, are placed in two visits. In your first appointment, Dr. Gary Simms will prepare the teeth surrounding the gap, then take an impression and place a temporary bridge. The impression is used as a guide for the crafting of the bridge’s false tooth and crowns. You will wear the temporary bridge until your next appointment, during which your permanent bridge will be cemented into place, fitted, checked, and adjusted.
At Metro Decatur Dental Group PC, you can be sure that all the dental bridges we place are longwearing, completely natural looking, and comfortable. To learn more about the advantages of dental bridges, contact Metro Decatur Dental Group PC today (404)-292-3133.
Our crowns are essentially a type of dental restoration which completely caps a tooth or dental implant. Now, with “same day” crown service, you can enjoy the ultimate in convenience. No more waiting for the permanent crown to arrive, or dealing after a while with temporarily dislodged temporary crowns. Ask us about this important new service.
Dr Simms is very gentle and honestly cares about the well being of his patients. The staff is young but very friendly. I would recommend this dental office to all. You have to overlook the premises though as they are going about a new face-lift to better benefit their patients.
Staff very friendly! Doctor Simms and the rest of the staff make sure you’re comfortable before any procedures are done!
I like it at this dentist office the staff is very friendly and I had fun chatting with the staff there. They are informative when you ask a question, and they work with you meaning rather than give you a date, they ask when do YOU want to come in.
I would like to thank Dr. Simms for giving me the opportunity of working in the dentistry environment, even though my relationship with the practice was cut short due to the immediately leave from Georgia. I just want to say thank you for being a great leader and boss and keep up the good success.