Hughes Dental Group

Okatie Dental Bridges

Overview

About Dental Bridges

Welcome to Hughes Dental Group Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Okatie, SC. Our practice is led by Dr. Bradley Hughes, a highly experienced and knowledgeable dentist, who is committed to providing the highest quality of dental care. Our services include Dental Bridges, and we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Contact us today at 843-894-3418 to schedule an appointment.

Key Takeaways

Porcelain fused to metal, all-resin, and all-ceramic bridges are types of dental bridges offered by Hughes Dental Group Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.


Benefits of dental bridges include restoring the ability to chew and speak properly, maintaining the shape of the face, and replacing missing teeth.


Preparation for a dental bridge includes a comprehensive evaluation of the teeth and gums, followed by reshaping the teeth to make room for the bridge.


Placement of a dental bridge requires two visits to the office and involves the preparation of the teeth and the placement of the bridge. Caring for a dental bridge involves proper oral hygiene, avoiding hard and sticky foods, and regular dental visits.

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Types of Dental Bridges

At Hughes Dental Group Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a variety of types of dental bridges. Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth, and can be made from either porcelain fused to metal, all-resin, or all-ceramic materials.

Porcelain fused to metal bridges are the most common type of dental bridge. This type of bridge involves the use of a metal framework that is covered with a porcelain material. This type of bridge provides a strong and durable solution for missing teeth, and is also aesthetically pleasing.

All-resin bridges are the least expensive type of dental bridge available, and are usually made of a resin material that is reinforced with metal. This type of bridge is less durable than porcelain fused to metal and all-ceramic bridges, and is typically used as a short-term solution for missing teeth.

At Hughes Dental Group Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we will work with you to determine the best type of bridge for your individual needs. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Bradley Hughes, will provide you with the highest quality of care and ensure that your bridge is properly fitted. Contact us today to learn more about our bridge services.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges offer a variety of benefits for those looking to improve their oral health and smile. Bridges can help restore a person’s ability to chew and speak properly, as well as maintain the shape of the face. The bridge is also a great option for replacing missing teeth, as it can be placed in the area where the gap is located. Dental bridges also help to maintain the alignment of the existing teeth, preventing further misalignment or shifting.

At Hughes Dental Group Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Bradley Hughes offers dental bridges to those in the Okatie, SC area. This procedure is minimally invasive and can be completed in a single visit. The bridge is designed to match the patient’s existing teeth, providing a natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth. Bridges can last for many years with proper care, and are a great way to restore a healthy, beautiful smile.

Preparation for a Dental Bridge

At Hughes Dental Group Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand the importance of excellent dental care and the value of a healthy, beautiful smile. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Bradley Hughes, is highly trained in the preparation and placement of dental bridges.

Prior to the placement of a dental bridge, Dr. Hughes will perform a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s teeth and gums to ensure that the bridge is a viable option. During this evaluation, Dr. Hughes may take digital impressions, X-rays, and photographs to properly diagnose the patient’s condition. Once the diagnosis is complete, Dr. Hughes will discuss the best treatment options with the patient.

If the patient opts for a dental bridge, the teeth will be prepared to accommodate the bridge. This involves reshaping the teeth by removing a portion of the enamel to make room for the bridge. Once the teeth have been prepared, the bridge will be crafted and placed. With proper care, a dental bridge can last for many years.

At Hughes Dental Group Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of care. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Bradley Hughes, is highly trained in the preparation and placement of dental bridges and will provide a comprehensive evaluation prior to the placement of the bridge. Contact us today to learn more about dental bridges and how they can help improve your smile.

Placement of a Dental Bridge

Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. They offer a permanent solution to restore your smile and improve your oral health. Dr. Bradley Hughes and the team at Hughes Dental Group Family and Cosmetic Dentistry are experienced in placing bridges to fill the gaps in your smile. Bridges are made of either porcelain or metal and are custom-designed to fit your mouth. The bridge is secured to the teeth on either side of the gap and held in place with a dental cement. The bridge is designed to match the natural shape and color of your teeth for a seamless look.

The placement of a dental bridge requires two visits to the office. During the first visit, Dr. Hughes will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap for the bridge. The teeth will be reshaped to make room for the bridge and a mold will be taken of the area. The mold will be sent to a lab to create the bridge. During the second visit, the bridge will be placed and checked to ensure a proper fit. With proper care, your bridge can last for many years.

Caring for a Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a long-lasting solution for replacing a missing tooth. It is important to properly care for a dental bridge to maintain its longevity. Proper oral hygiene is essential to ensure the bridge remains in good condition. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth daily, and regular visits to the dentist for professional cleanings and checkups.

It is also important to avoid hard or sticky foods that may put undue stress on the bridge. Additionally, avoid habits such as nail biting and chewing on pencils which can damage the bridge. Regular dental visits are important to ensure the bridge is functioning properly and to detect any issues before they become more serious.

If you’re in need of other dental related services, contact your Okatie dentist today!

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At Hughes Dental Group Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer dental bridges to restore your smile. Call us today at 843-894-3418 to book your appointment and get started. For more information, visit our Contact Us page. Read what others are saying about us on Google Maps.

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What Our Amazing Patients Say

Mark Iverson
Mark Iverson
2023-11-02
Top Quality staff, Dentist and office!
Graham
Graham
2023-11-01
The only people who can poke me with sharp objects for an hour and still make want to smile
Thomas Russoniello
Thomas Russoniello
2023-11-01
I received a call tonight from Hughes Dental but I didn't get to the phone. Please call me Wednesday morning to discuss what the call was about, ok? Thomas Russoniello I am going to Red Cedar at 1; 30 on Wednesday.
Eric Kuhn
Eric Kuhn
2023-11-01
Hughes Dental Group is the best in town - caring and knowledgeable staff, timely appointments, and great office space.
jesse tramuta
jesse tramuta
2023-10-30
I had a great experience with Dr. Hughes Dental Group! Very professional and friendly. Highly recommend
Caroline Dvorchak
Caroline Dvorchak
2023-10-30
Can’t believe going to the dentist could be such a nice experience! Everyone was so welcoming & professional -explained treatment plan & answered all my questions! Highly recommend!
Mary
Mary
2023-10-30
As hard as it is for me, the staff was wonderful with this scared ole lady! Day 2 went great...they were so kind with me, knowing how nervous I was. I will be returning there!!!! So far I've had bridge work and a 👑....still, they are extremely careful with me. I'm so happy to be their patient!!!!
Carl Klein
Carl Klein
2023-10-26
Great service, great staff

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic device used to replace a missing tooth or teeth, which is supported by the surrounding natural teeth or implants.

What are the different types of dental bridges?

The two main types of dental bridges are traditional bridges and cantilever bridges. Traditional bridges are held in place by the two teeth on either side of the gap, while cantilever bridges are held in place by only one tooth.

What is the process for getting a dental bridge?

The process for getting a dental bridge typically involves taking an impression of the teeth, preparing the surrounding teeth, and then placing the bridge.

How long do dental bridges last?

Dental bridges typically last between 5-15 years, depending on the type of bridge and the patient’s oral hygiene.

Are there any risks associated with dental bridges?

Yes, there are some risks associated with dental bridges, such as inflammation of the gum tissue, root damage, and decay of the surrounding teeth.