Dental Bridges Jacksonville And Live Oak Florida Dentists

If you’re looking for a solid tooth replacement option, our Jacksonville and Live Oak, FL, dentists can gladly recommend dental bridges. They are fixed oral appliances that consist of one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, that are anchored to adjacent natural teeth. Bridges restore the appearance and function of a complete smile while also preventing potential issues like nearby teeth shifting in towards the open space.

Interested in a dental bridge? Here’s what you need to know.

Assessing Your Candidacy for a Dental Bridge

With so many solutions out there designed to replace missing teeth, it can feel like there’s too much to choose from. Fortunately, our dentists can sit down with you and explain the details of each option, one of which being a dental bridge.

Bridges come in a few different configurations so in order to determine what exactly would complement your smile, we’ll start with an oral exam. Mainly we’ll look at the size of the gap left behind by lost teeth, the condition of the teeth surrounding the gap, and the health of the rest of your mouth.

Our dentists will also consider the following:

  • The number of teeth you’re missing
  • Whether your natural teeth can support a bridge or you need dental implants
  • Your personal preferences and smile goals

What a Bridge Can Do For You

Deciding to have a dental bridge created for your smile is huge. Why? Because it means you no longer have to worry about adjusting how you chew your food or overcompensating for missing teeth in other ways. You’ll be able to feel confident in showing your smile again!

Advantages associated with dental bridges also include:

  • A natural-looking oral appliance that allows for easier eating and speaking
  • Prevention of surrounding tooth movement
  • Proper distribution of the forces in your bite (no longer uneven)
  • An enhanced appearance

Make an Appointment

Instead of dreaming about how nice it would be to restore your smile, our dentists in Jacksonville and Live Oak, FL, can help you take action with a dental bridge. We’ll have you in for an examination to confirm that it is indeed a good fit for you and go from there in terms of fabrication. Call one of our Higgins & White Dentistry locations today or request an appointment online to get started.

Get Started Today

Whatever you need for your smile to shine its brightest, we’re here to provide that for you. Request an appointment!