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If missing teeth are stealing your smile by making you feel self-conscious when you smile, we can help! Dr. Laurin Cardwell is pleased to offer fixed dental bridges for our patients in Sylva, North Carolina, who want to replace their missing teeth so they can smile again with confidence.

At Cardwell Family Dentistry we have found that fixed bridges are an excellent choice when you need to bridge a gap in your smile. A fixed bridge distributes the forces in your bite evenly so the natural teeth in your smile don’t have to work overtime to compensate for the missing teeth. With the aid of a dental bridge, you will be able to speak and chew normally again, prevent remaining teeth from shifting position, and maintain your facial features.

How does having a bridge work?

1-Bridges help those who have lost their pearly whites and still have plenty of jawbone material to support an implant.

2- The bridge is cemented or screwed into the bone, holding it securely.

3-Fixed bridges are typically made of porcelain fused to metal.

4-With a fixed dental bridge your teeth emerge from the gums so you won’t have anything going over your gums or touching the palate.

5-Maintaining your bridge is easy; take good care of your remaining teeth and gums through diligent daily cleaning along with bi-annual professional cleanings and exams. With proper care, your bridge may last longer than ten years.

Our Cardwell Family Dentistry team in Sylva, North Carolina is happy to answer any questions or concerns you have. If you are interested in finding out more, we are happy to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Laurin Cardwell, at 828-631-3567. We are always ready to help you retain your healthy, beautiful smile!