Bridges are a common and very popular way for patients to have a complete set of teeth. Missing teeth can be unsightly but mostly they prevent the patient from being able to eat properly. When teeth are missing, patients may not be able to eat their favorite foods, and gum and bone structure can deteriorate over time due to the missing teeth. Dr. Robert Cuckler and his staff specialize in dental bridges Homestead as well as other restorative dental techniques.
Bridges act as a connection to “bridge” healthy teeth to an artificial tooth or denture. A bridge helps to bridge the gap between teeth. Our dental bridges Homestead are all fabricated using the highest quality materials. We also create dentures for patients. Both bridges and dentures take some getting used to, and patients may need to eat specific foods first to avoid any problems with the bridges. Soft foods are ideal, and dentures need to be soaked in a solution to take care of them. Dentures and bridges require care to keep them in good condition.
Besides dental bridges Homestead we also offer dental implants, which are titanium posts placed surgically into the jaw bone. They provide a strong anchor for an artificial tooth and they are great as a permanent solution to missing teeth. Implants can be done in just one visit, usually in the doctor’s office or in a hospital. A healing period of a few months is given however, to give the implant time to fuse with the bone. This is ideal so that the patient has time to get accustomed to the implant. After the healing time is over, the patient can go back to eating normal foods. Their artificial tooth is fixed over the implant, and the patient once again has a strong tooth. Implants never need fillings or root canals.