Wesley Chapel Dentistry
28965 Wesley Chapel Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
If you've lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a fixed bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.
First of all, a bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health of the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition. If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis. With proper care, a fixed bridge may last at least 8 to 10 years.
Crowns and onlays offer a long-lasting, durable solution to decay and other types of damage, providing much-needed stability and strength when the structure of a tooth has been compromised. While a crown fits over the entire surface of a tooth, an onlay fits on top of and inside the tooth more like a puzzle piece. At Wesley Chapel Dentistry, our state-of-the-art CEREC technology allows Dr. Kalarickal to design, fabricate, and place custom crowns and onlays in just one visit.
Call our Wesley Chapel, FL dental office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kalarickal. Wesley Chapel Dentistry serves Tampa, New Tampa, Zephyrhills, Lutz, and surrounding areas with customized dental care for life-long smiles.