Dental Bridges

Teeth Replacement Option in Brookhaven MS

All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do lose teeth they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss.

Dental Bridge Options

A bridge — a device used to replace missing teeth — attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Bridges are either permanently attached (fixed bridges), or they can be removable.

Fixed bridges are applied by either placing crowns on the abutment teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or by precision attachments.

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking. With missing teeth, it’s difficult to do these things. Missing teeth can and should be replaced. Fixed bridges are a great way to restore your dental health and appearance.

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What exactly is a bridge or fixed partial denture?

A bridge (fixed partial denture) is a device which fills the gap where teeth are absent. Fixed bridges are bonded into place and can only be removed by a dental professional. Removable bridges, as the name implies, can be taken out and cleaned. Fixed bridges offer more stability than their removable counterparts.

Why do I need a bridge?

Oral functionality and appearance are important reasons for wearing a bridge. A bridge helps support your lips and cheeks. The loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to sink and your face to look older.

Dental health is the most important reason for a bridge. Teeth were designed to complement each other. Unusual stresses are placed on the gums and other oral tissues when teeth are missing, causing a number of potentially harmful disorders.

Increased risk of gum disease has proven to be one of the worst side effects of missing teeth and can be minimized with a bridge.

Missing teeth can cause speech disorders as they are used to make many of the sounds we use to speak clearly.

How is a bridge attached?

The attachment procedure usually takes two or three appointments to complete. At the first appointment Dr. Belk will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin.

Since the bridge must be fabricated very precisely to ensure correct bite and to match the opposing tooth, impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to a lab where the bridge will be constructed.

Fixed bridges are typically cemented to the natural teeth next to the space left by the missing tooth. A pontic (false tooth) replaces the lost tooth. Crowns, which are cemented onto the natural teeth, provide support for the bridge.

What materials are used?

Bridges can be constructed from gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Porcelain is often bonded to either precious or non-precious metal.

How do I take care of my bridge?

A strict regimen of brushing and flossing will keep the bridge and surrounding teeth clean. This is of critical importance as the bridge relies on the neighboring teeth for support.

Call Belk Ditcharo Dental Phone Number 601-835-0353 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Belk.

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I could not ask for a better staff or dentist. They have done nothing but the best for me and I trust them completely. I have severe anxiety with dentist and their offices. Dr. Belk and his staff put me and keep me at ease, I am very comfortable with them and am actually eager to go to their office now. I highly recommend using Dr. Belk and his staff for any procedures.

- Mendy M

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I have had three visits so far at Belk-Ditcharo and couldn't be more happy with every level of my experience. The minute I pulled into the parking space I was greeted so sweetly by a staff member who happened to be outside and the same spirit of caring and good cheer has characterized all of my experience there, on top of receiving quite thorough and professional treatment for all my dental needs. An excellent and pleasant experience in every way - I highly recommend.

- Sallie W

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I give Dr. Belk and his staff a 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating. He is very good and highly recommended. The entire staff are the best. First root canal, no pain at all during or after the procedure 😉

- Carla W

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I love this place! Staff and Dr Belk are great! Atmosphere is nice as well. Very clean and comfortable. Beyond happy with everything I've had done.

- Brandi B

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Our entire family has been going to Dr. Belk for the past 3 years. We all like him, and are glad we switched to his practice but my children LOVE him. They are always ready for their next check up, and look forward to seeing Dr. Nic. That's the highest review in my book, the fact my children have no fear of going to the dentist, because the love their doctor. Dr. Belk and his staff always make them feel at ease, they are professional and courteous; most importantly they know you. You are more than just a chart to them. I appreciate that.

- Kayra J

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I actually enjoy going for my routine check-ups! The staff is incredible and their office is so neat and clean! Would recommend them to anyone needing a dentist!

- Maureen C

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If you got to have a root canal, Dr. Belk is your man! As far as root canals go, it was the most bearable one of all! He gets a "A" in my book! Not only for root canals, great for any dental need. The whole staff can't be beat!

- Cindy L

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I've been coming to this dentist since I was a teeny tiny child and I would never ever consider going anywhere else. They truly are the best!

- Victoria J

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Love everything about this place would never go anywhere else!

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