When you think of the word bridge, dental work is probably one of the last things that comes to mind. However, for many people who suffer from infected, missing or decayed teeth, dental bridges are a wonderful option. This equipment fills the space left by one or more missing chompers.
One of the benefits of using a bridge as opposed to a crown is that they are far less pricey than crowns, making them an affordable option for those who have endured problems with their teeth over the years. Another advantage of a bridge is that they look very natural and there are no restrictions as to what you can eat or do (say hello to candy apples and taffy this fall!).
Unlike other tooth replacement options, you only have to visit your family dentist twice. Dental implants typically require several office visits which means that you can have to wait several months before you feel confident smiling again.
Fixed dental bridges usually have a guarantee of anywhere between 10 to 15 years. Of course, there are times at which you may need a bit of repair work, but for the most part, modern bridges are extremely long-lasting.
If you've been putting off having dental work for years, there is no time like the present to visit a Raleigh dentist that you trust with a reputation for excellence in service such as Dr. Thomas E. Cooke. He'll take the time to educate you on how to keep your gums and teeth healthy and whether you are having yours whitened or filled, you can rest assured that you'll receive wonderful service.