What we know, is that our patients FEEL our passion. They feel that we are their biggest cheerleaders. They feel that we want the best for them. They do NOT feel judged. We want to give every patient the opportunity to say YES to the best dental care.
Are You a Candidate for a Dental Bridge?
Some factors that can make you a good candidate for a dental bridge include:
- Missing one or more of your permanent teeth.
- Having overall good health, no severe health conditions, infections, or other health problems.
- Having healthy teeth and a strong bone structure to support the bridge.
- You have good oral health.
- You will perform good oral hygiene to maintain the condition of the dental bridge.
You and Karmazin Dental will discuss these factors before deciding whether a bridge is right for you.
The Benefits of a Dental Bridge
Dental bridges can provide many benefits to you, including:
- They can restore a natural look to your mouth and smile.
- They will restore the ability to speak normally, as missing teeth can impede proper enunciation.
- You will maintain normal facial structure by preventing bone loss from the jaw at the site of the missing tooth or teeth.
- They restore the ability to chew food efficiently.
- They will prevent adjacent teeth from moving into the empty space, which will cause problems with your bite and lead to other complications.
It's a Team Thing. Here at Karmazin Dental, we invest heavily in recruitment of “A+” team members. Everyone on Team Karmazin has unparallel talent and an ongoing commitment to continuing education. No matter who you see at your appointment, you can be assured that you will be met with a wealth of experience and knowledge not to mention, unequaled customer service.
Not Insurance Driven. The restrictions and limitations that dental insurance puts on its members and Dentists is continuously changing and it is not always for the betterment of the patient. Our focus at Karmazin Dental is to provide patients with the best course of treatment for them, period. For patients without dental insurance, we offer and in house membership plan, which gives the power BACK to our patients. By removing the restrictions of what insurance says they will or will not cover, patients get to spend their money the way they want.
Our philosophy is
CUSTOMIZED ORAL CARE
Growth: Always in ALL – Ways
Gratitude: Our patients provide EVERYTHING
Relentless: Clinical Excellence & continuing OUR education
Never Settle: Provide excellence but have the humility to know we will never get there. There is always something more to do, learn and improve upon.
20/20: Complete transparency with our patients and our team.
Integrity to the Core: Do what we say and say what we think.
The Different Types of Dental Bridges
There are four main types of dental bridges:
- Traditional dental bridge- A traditional dental bridge is a false tooth or teeth being held in place by dental crowns that have been cemented onto each of the abutment teeth. A traditional bridge is the most popular type of dental bridge and can be used when you have natural teeth on both sides of the gap created by your missing tooth.
- Cantilever dental bridge- Although like a traditional bridge, the pontic in a cantilever dental bridge is held in place by a crown that is cemented to only one abutment tooth. You only need one natural tooth next to the missing tooth gap.
- Maryland dental bridge- Much like a traditional bridge, Maryland dental bridges use two natural abutment teeth, one on each side of the gap. Instead of using crowns on the abutment teeth, a Maryland bridge uses a framework of either metal or porcelain that is bonded onto the backs of the abutment teeth.
- Implant-supported dental bridge- Implant-supported bridges use dental implants as opposed to crowns or frameworks. Usually, one implant is surgically placed for every missing tooth, and these implants hold the bridge in position. If one implant for each missing tooth is not possible, the bridge may have a pontic suspended between two implant-supported crowns.
Considered the strongest and most stable system, an implant-supported bridge requires two surgeries: The first to surgically place the implants in the jawbone and a second surgery to place the bridge. It can take several months for this procedure to be finished.
The Dental Bridge Process
The process of having bridges placed in your mouth can be done in a few simple steps. The first step involves preparing the surrounding teeth to support the bridge. The second step consists of making either a physical or digital impression of the newly shaped teeth and arch so that the dental lab can prepare the bridge. The mold, or digital scan, will be sent to the dental lab, and in just a few weeks a new bridge will arrive at Karmazin Dental and be ready for final placement. The bridge will be fitted to make sure it is the proper shape, size, color, and texture. Then, we will adhere the new bridge to the existing teeth using dental bonding cement. This cement is final, and once the bridge is placed, it will not be removed again.
It is important to care for a new dental bridge in the same way you would care for your natural teeth. When they are not properly cared for, dental bridges can cause irritation, infection and even decay to your teeth. It is essential to schedule and keep your consistent dental appointments following the placement of your dental bridge. Special tools may be required to clean the bridge including threaded floss, dental picks, and water flossers for good oral health and hygiene.
We Love Creating Beautiful Smiles
The entire team at Karmazin Dental share the exceptional passion radiating from Drs. Molly and Corey Karmazin. Each member of the team works diligently to provide modern dental technology, loving care, and time conscious service. You will find five unique qualities that each team member shares. We believe in and practice team ethics and we collectively make every day and every appointment fun. The unbridled desire for continuing education brings to you a higher level of expertise and skills. You will leave with a smile after experiencing our patience and positive attitudes. We share the simple goal of making your smile the invaluable asset it should be. Please call, text, or email to make your appointment for an evaluation of the benefits of a dental bridge restoration for you.
Our number is 605-323-1320 and we have plenty of convenient parking at our office, 5701 S. Remington Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57108. At Karmazin Dental we want to achieve perfection with every procedure, but we will accept excellence.