If you’re looking into your different options for restoring missing teeth in Fort Mill, Dr. Leah Luck is here to help. At Luck Family Dental, we offer both dental bridges and dental implants in Fort Mill. Not sure what the difference is between these treatments? Learn more below.
Dental bridges are built with two dental crowns. These crowns support one or more false teeth (pontics). The two crowns fit onto healthy “abutment teeth” next to one or more missing teeth. Once attached, they hold the false tooth or teeth in place.
This “bridges” the gap in your smile and restores your teeth, hence the name. Bridges are a great alternative to partial dentures since they’re fixed in place and don’t need to be removed, and they’re a common choice for patients who are missing one or more teeth.
Dental implants have two basic components. The implant itself is a small piece of titanium that is surgically implanted into the gums and jaw tissue. Over a period of 3-6 months, this implant permanently bonds with the jaw bone to become an artificial tooth “root.”
To this root, an implant restoration such as a dental crown can be attached. This crown is permanently bonded to the implant, and is designed to look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth. Together, the implant and the restoration mimic the natural anatomy of a tooth, creating a very durable and long-lasting tooth replacement.
There are a number of differences between these two treatments, and we’ve put together a few of the most important ones below.
If you want to replace one or more missing teeth in Fort Mill, Dr. Leah Luck is here to help. Contact Luck Family Dental online or give us a call at (803) 760 7860 to schedule a consultation right away, and explore your treatment options in further detail.