Restoring the smile with fixed partial dentures from your Michigan dentist has its benefits
By Dr. Richard Bernstein
Missing teeth have a large impact on the smile. The absence of one or more teeth often leads to the shifting of surrounding teeth, which then creates gaps where there should be none. Too much space in between teeth has aesthetic as well as oral health consequences, such as creating an ideal environment for bacteria to hide. When teeth shift, there is also an increased risk to bite issues, which can lead to discomfort in the jaw.
Our teeth have been designed to work together as a part of the whole oral structure, allowing for proper chewing and speaking, and an attractive aesthetic. The loss of teeth creates a challenge that can be remedied with help from your family dentist.
Today, there are various methods for tooth replacement, with fixed partial dentures remaining a popular option for our Michigan patients. This restorative procedure, also known as bridgework, has a longstanding history of success in dentistry. A fixed bridge can restore form and function to the smile by replacing a single tooth or several, facilitating proper facial contours, clear speech, and oral health.
The fixed partial denture is the counterpart to a removable denture, which can be taken out at home for regular cleanings. A fixed denture is bonded to adjacent teeth with two dental crowns, or attached with a metal clasp. This design brings the ultimate stability needed for biting and chewing. The fixed device may be made of porcelain and resin material for a natural-looking restoration. Dr. Bernstein considers several factors in devising the most suitable treatment plan using a fixed partial denture so that each patient receives the degree of care he or she deserves.
Fixed partial dentures are ideal for comfort and stability. This permanent appliance requires no special care, and it can be maintained through excellent oral hygiene that includes twice-a-day brushing, flossing, and regular professional check-ups. Choosing this form of tooth replacement will lead to a great deal of confidence when speaking, smiling, laughing, and eating.
Our goal is to help you obtain your best smile. Contact us for your visit with Dr. Bernstein
Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S
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With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Bernstein is a renowned cosmetic dentist and is passionate about providing the best for his patients, making him a respected pillar of trust amongst his community. He possesses a Masters in Biochemistry - WSU School of Medicine, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery - University of Detroit.He is presently a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) to name a few.
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