Are you missing a single tooth or a row of teeth? Are you frustrated with how your smile looks and feels as a result?
At Dental Group South, Inc. in Stockbridge, GA, our dentist offers many types of dental bridges to fill the gaps and restore your smile.
Find out how we can make the simple pleasures of eating and smiling a daily joy again.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a prosthetic that spans the gap left by tooth loss. It can be used to replace a single tooth or a row of teeth.
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Not only can missing teeth be embarrassing, but they can also affect how you speak and eat. They often lead to other oral health issues such as TMJ disorders because they can cause an unbalanced bite and jawbone atrophy.
Dr. Vernon Greene has been in practice since 1978, helping the patients of Stockbridge, GA, and the surrounding communities with their dental needs. When you choose Dental Group South, you can rest assured your dentist and his skilled team can help you replace your missing teeth, improve your quality of life, and give you a smile you're proud to share.
Don't live life with tooth loss. Call us or use our online form to request your appointment today!
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I've been a patient for well over a decade now. This is NOT a corporately owned business, which is a major plus for me!! The staff is always friendly and professional. They are truly concerned about your needs and always have the right solutions. The equipment used is state of the art and the facility is always clean and bright. If you are looking for a dental practice, I highly recommend your joining this family.View On Google
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A Wide Variety of Choices
For a traditional dental bridge, custom crowns are placed on the two teeth adjacent to the gap. These support the pontic, or prosthetic, that replaces the missing tooth or teeth.
Cantilever bridges are used when there is only one tooth available to hold the bridge in place. This option lacks the additional support provided by traditional bridges, so its use is more limited.
Instead of being held in place by crowns, a Maryland bridge is supported by two small flaps that are secured to the back of adjacent teeth with a composite resin material.
Advances in dentistry have made dental implants a popular option because healthy tooth structure doesn't have to be altered. An implant is a small rod that functions like a tooth root. If you are missing a single tooth, an implant and crown can prevent the need for a bridge. For multiple missing consecutive teeth, implants can support a dental bridge.
A dental bridge can fill the gaps in your smile, replacing your missing teeth and restoring your oral function.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Because dental bridges are custom fabricated to your precise fit and design specifications, it can take up to two weeks to complete traditional dental bridge treatment. If you get a dental implant-supported bridge, the entire treatment process will take three to six months because the bone tissue needs time to grow around the implant and secure it in place.
Dr. Greene will numb the area before he begins treatment to minimize any discomfort while he reshapes the teeth. We want your experience to be as painless as possible and will do everything we can to ensure you are comfortable throughout your treatment. If you feel any discomfort after your treatment, it can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Are You Missing Several Teeth?
If you suffer from widespread tooth loss, it may be time to consider another restoration. Many patients choose traditional removable dentures because they are more affordable and don't require a surgical procedure. Alternatively, prosthetics can be held securely in place with dental implants. Implant-retained dentures are more stable and prevent the jawbone atrophy that occurs when the tooth roots are missing.
Ask your dentist if traditional or implant-retained dentures are the right solution for you. Our dentist can explain the various restorative dentistry options that are available and recommend the one most suited to your unique needs.
Financing Is Available
We work with most insurance providers to reduce or even eliminate out-of-pocket costs for our patients. For those without insurance, or to help cover costs that are not covered by insurance, our Stockbridge, GA, dental practice accepts CareCredit® to help finance your treatment.
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I’ve been going there for years. The staff is wonderful, professional, and nice. Office is clean. I had some work done a few months ago and never been happier with the outcomeView on Google
I want to share my experience with Dental group South. I will start with the front staff they are so nice, cheerful, and welcoming. Im sorry I don't know there names. Dr. Greene was great as well being honest and concerned about my needs. I was so nervous about going.View on Google