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- Composite Bonding
- Dental Crowns
- Fixed Bridges
- Dentures & Partial Dentures
- Dental Implants
- Dental Sealants
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I've always wanted to have a movie star smile, but my teeth were yellow. Thank you Dr. Morgan! You've made it fun to smile again."
- Cathy, Patient of Dr. Morgan
"I Can Smile Again!"
With my new dental implants, I can now eat anything I've ever wanted.
Thank you Dr. Morgan! Thanks to you, I can smile again!"
- June, Patient of Dr. Morgan
from your Portland Maine general, sedation and cosmetic dentist
When teeth are lost and there are teeth present on either side of the lost tooth, a dental bridge may be an option for replacing the missing tooth. It is an excellent choice for anyone who wants permanent replacement because it is not removable.
Replacing a missing tooth will prevent changes from happening in your mouth that may create future problems. These include drifting of teeth into the space, changing your bite and impairing chewing. This change in bite may ultimately result in sore jaws, gum disease or decay (due to more difficult hygiene). When one tooth is lost it has the potential to affect your whole mouth in a variety of ways.
A fixed or permanent bridge is an excellent way to replace one or more teeth. We will help you determine what your options are when you visit our office for an exam. This will include, x rays, gum and bone evaluation and possibly molds of your teeth. In addition, if the situation is complex, a wax mock-up can be created on a plaster model of your teeth to assist in visualizing the final result and aiding us in creating the temporary teeth you will have the day of the procedure until the permanent bridge is ready.
The typical dental bridge treatment typically consists of 2 visits:
- The preparation visit when most of the work is done and your temporary bridge is made.
- Delivery or placing of your permanent bridge.
Remember a dental bridge is not removable once it is cemented, and should not be confused with a partial denture which is removable. Once the bridge is in place your normal chewing habits may return.
Excellent home care and regular professional maintenance visits are also essential to provide your bridge the longest life span.
Morgan Dental Care- serving the Greater Portland Maine area: Gorham, Westbrook, Portland, South Portland, Windham, Scarborough, Standish, and the surrounding areas.