Dr. Jayne is very experienced with dental restoration and will go over all your options with you.
Durable, resilient restorations
Dental bridges are an affordable solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of porcelain replacement teeth supported by natural teeth on either side of the gap.
If the space left by missing teeth is not filled, other teeth can shift and create problems with bite alignment. These vulnerable areas are also more susceptible to gum disease.
Dr. Jayne has her bridges fabricated at a high-quality lab using porcelain fused to metal, a combination that is both aesthetically pleasing and durable. She has extensive experience in restorative dentistry and can bring your smile back to full health and function.
A bridge replaces a missing tooth by using adjacent teeth as anchors.
Other options for one or two missing teeth
Placing a bridge requires that the teeth adjacent to the gap be shaved so that they can be capped. In cases where the adjacent teeth are healthy and attractive, Dr. Jayne may recommend a dental implant, so that the healthy teeth remain intact.
Dr. Jayne will conduct a thorough examination to determine if a patient has enough jawbone remaining to effectively receive a dental implant. When patients have diminished bone, bone grafting is required to augment the existing bone. Some patients opt to not undergo this procedure and in that case a bridge is the preferable option.