The Functions of a Dental Bridge

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When you lose a tooth due to extraction or trauma, you may feel overwhelmed by the choices when it comes to replacing your missing tooth. You may wonder if your tooth is worth replacing at all and if you should proceed with treatment.

Why Replacing Missing Teeth Is Important

If you lose a tooth, it leaves a gap in your smile. Your remaining teeth will naturally fall toward that gap because there is nothing there to hold them in place. Even your opposing teeth will begin to erupt super or come out of the gums because no opposing tooth is there to stop it. In most cases, we do recommend that you replace a missing tooth to protect your bite and your oral health.

The Function of a Dental Bridge

In many cases, we will recommend a dental implant to replace a missing tooth because it provides many health benefits, such as bone retention. Some patients want or need an alternative to dental implants because of health, lifestyle, or budgetary limitations. A dental bridge can provide a method of completing your smile while also holding your other teeth in place by filling the gap left by tooth loss.

A dental bridge consists of three (or more) crowns. Two dental crowns on adjacent healthy teeth will hold one or two artificial teeth in place. If your dental bridge is part of your massive chewing structure (molars and bicuspids), you may choose a dental implant to provide your deck with more stability in combination with your bridge. It allows us to replace more teeth without the need for a partial denture.

Dental Bridges in Yuma AZ

Bridges are one of the most reliable ways to fill the gap in your smile and have been around for decades. At our Yuma dental office, we create natural-looking dental bridges that blend in with your smile. They do not have the same bone-preserving benefits of dental implants, but they offer patients a solution when dental implants are not possible.

To learn more about tooth-replacement options, contact our Yuma dental office today.

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Irene Peters
Irene Peters
20:05 09 Dec 17
Dr. Carroll has state-of-the-art equipment and can do it all. I was able to get my new crown replaced on the same day with only the one visit. I've been going there for years and never had to wait past my appointment time. The office staff are all friendly, helpful, efficient, prompt, and make you feel at home and more importantly, comfortable. Dr. Carroll remembers details from prior visits and always follows up on them. A real bonus for me is that he has a way with giving the shots to numb your mouth without it hurting! I'm very grateful for the excellent care I get from Dr. Carroll and his staff.
Audrianna Daniel
Audrianna Daniel
16:55 25 Jan 18
I had such a wonderful experiance at this office! Switching from another local dentist was the best decision I ever made. Shanel, the hygienist, was absolutely amazing and Dr. Carroll was incredibly down to earth and attentive to any questions or concerns. The whole staff is just awesome and I can't recommend this office enough!
Carla Wolfe
Carla Wolfe
00:59 14 Jun 17
I was terrified of the dentist from past bad experience. My daughter had a traumatic experience at a local dentist as well. We have both started seeing Dr. Carroll and have had the most comfortable, reassuring experience. They are kind, knowledgeable and patient!! Thank you Dr. Carroll and Staff!! Second visit - 2/4/16 - Deep Clean Procedure and a Wisdom tooth extraction - Again, I can't say enough about my visit. The staff from the moment you walk in the door are professional and friendly. My procedure was 99.5% pain free and the extraction was 100% pain free. I was given information every step of the way and was made to feel comfortable at all times. This is an office with compassion, caring and understanding. I highly recommend this practice. I can't say thank you enough for the positive experience and dental work. Thank you!!
Lucinda Fox
Lucinda Fox
03:05 21 Jun 17
I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Carroll over the past -I have been with him since he started practice in Yuma. He and his staff have always treated me professionally and respectfully. I say 'had' because I just moved out of state and now I hope to find a new dentist as skilled as Dr. Carroll. My last visit was a highlight for me. He gave me a brand new, much improved smile by replacing my top front six teeth with crowns made by him on site. The change is amazing and I say "thank you Dr. Carroll!"
Sandy Baas
Sandy Baas
19:00 19 Oct 17
Sam Carroll , DMD, is knowledgable about all the latest and most effective dental procedures and treatment to make you SMILE... I have seen a caring and gentle approach with the very young patients ( My Grandaughter) and the concern he had with my 90 year old Father. Very comfortable yet professional atmosphere at all times!
Jill Castaneda
Jill Castaneda
20:20 21 Sep 17
Thank you for getting my son in and removing his wisdom tooth today. I would also like to thank you for the amazing service we received from everyone in the office and especially Dr. Carroll!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Carroll and his staff are the best.
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