For many years, dental bridges have been used to replace missing teeth. The idea is to attach a prosthetic tooth to two dental crowns that are put on the adjacent teeth to hold it in place. This procedure is less expensive than a dental implant, but is it a good idea? At Pure Dental Health, Dr. Justin Scott in Atlanta, GA believes there are better options than dental bridges for replacing missing teeth.
In this video, Dr. Justin Scott answers the question, “What is a dental bridge?” and shares “Why I don’t recommend a dental bridge.” First, Dr. Scott shows an x-ray of a patient with a dental bridge, showing how the two crowns are attached to teeth on either side of a missing tooth, holding the prosthetic tooth in place in the missing tooth gap. He explains that many problems can occur with a dental bridge, including decay under the crowns on the adjacent teeth. In his opinion, dental bridges can cause more harm in the long run. He does not recommend using a dental bridge for missing teeth; instead, he recommends waiting until a dental implant can be placed for a long-term solution.
If you have a missing tooth and need a replacement, Dr. Justin Scott in Atlanta, GA offers restorative dentistry with dental implants. Contact Pure Dental Health to schedule an appointment for an implant consultation.
Pure Dental Health
2285 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30309