If you have a missing tooth, the solution may be a permanent dental bridge. A bridge allows normal function and keeps the remaining teeth from shifting and causing other dental problems including the loss of additional teeth. A permanent bridge also gives your smile a natural look and keeps your bite aligned and stable.
Modern, permanent bridges appear like your original teeth without using hooks, clasps, or other metal implements used with older bridge applications. Older porcelain to metal bridges caused graying along the gumline affecting the aesthetic look of the teeth and gums. New porcelain bridges built on a core of zirconium provide strength while giving a natural appearance. Dr. Carreira is also able to provide tooth whitening to match the color of your remaining natural teeth to the color of your new bridge.
Dental implants provide another option for replacing missing teeth or they may be used to in conjunction with bridges or permanent dentures. If you have missing teeth, we invite you to consult with Dr. Carreira to determine the best replacement option. Call (207) 947-4767 or schedule an appointment today.