A Bridge To Dental Health

If you suffer from one or more missing teeth, you already know the difficulties this dental condition poses when it comes to chewing food and speaking clearly. Many people with missing teeth are also uncomfortable with smiling, or cover their mouth when they speak. It can have a negative impact on your confidence, too. With dental bridges, however, you can regain the function and beauty of your smile.

The Benefits of a Dental Bridge

Along with improving the appearance of your teeth, a dental bridge can also help:

Maintain your facial shape — When you are missing teeth, it can alter the shape of your face. Your mouth loses shape as your lips flatten and become thin, and the facial muscles around your mouth and jaw begin to sag.
Support your natural teeth — The teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth can begin to shift out of place and into the empty space. This can ultimately have a negative impact on your bite and place undue stress on your jaw.

How a Dental Bridge Works

A dental bridge uses the natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth to hold the replacement teeth in place. To start, the dentist will make an impression of your teeth and the space left by the missing tooth or teeth. This will be used to fabricate the replacements. In the meantime, you will be fitted with a temporary bridge until the permanent one is made. When it’s ready, the bridge holding the replacement will be permanently affixed to the natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The result is a strong, secure restoration that will give you back the function and beauty of your natural teeth.

At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we provide dental bridges for patients in Brunswick, GA and the surrounding area so they can regain confidence in their smile. Please call our office at 912-452-8221 for a consultation.

Welcome to 2020

The beginning of a new year motivates some people to start a new hobby, begin an exercise program or update their home. We like to think of it as a perfect time to improve your smile. Some of our patients, however, aren’t sure if it’s even possible to fix their dental problems. There is one easy way we can help figure out what exactly is bothering them with their teeth and how we can fix it. Click here to take this short Smile Analysis Survey.

At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we have made it easy for patients to achieve dazzling teeth using one of the many cosmetic dental treatments we offer. Whatever result you would like to achieve, we have a treatment for it. Many patients come to us complaining of crooked, damaged and stained teeth. We provide a variety of services that can help most cosmetic dental problems. These services include:

Not sure what treatment would best help your smile? We’ve made it easy for you to focus your cosmetic dentistry goals using this Smile Analysis Survey. This short survey will help us determine what exactly you would like to change about your teeth. Submit the survey, and Dr. Britt or Dr. Souther will provide you with a customized plan. It’s easy to get started on a new smile from the comfort of your home.

Cosmetic dentistry provides benefits for teeth that are:

  • Damaged due to tooth decay, injury or age
  • Stained and discolored
  • Missing or damaged beyond repair
  • Crooked or misshapen

Let us help you get your year off to a great start. Call our office to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help restore your smile.

Common Solutions for Damaged Teeth

Have you been tolerating issues with your teeth and smile that you aren’t happy about but don’t know how to fix? Many people go through life hiding flaws like cracked, broken or chipped teeth by covering their mouths when they speak or avoiding smiling. It leaves them feeling self-conscious in situations where they’re in the spotlight, such as work meetings or family photos.

Besides not feeling good about how their teeth look, these patients are also covering up potential dental problems that can result from having damaged teeth.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Damaged Teeth

Chipped, broken or cracked teeth can cause pain and discomfort as well as put you at risk for losing the tooth. Avoiding chewing on a damaged tooth can also cause your teeth to become misaligned, leading to wear and tear on your healthy teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions

Thanks to modern dentistry, however, you now have plenty of options to help restore your teeth so you can live life with confidence. At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we stay on top of the latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry in order to deliver our patients the outcomes they deserve. Here are a few common ways that we are able to restore damaged teeth:

  • Bonding: If you have a cracked tooth, we are able to fill it with material to match your natural teeth and restore its function.
  • Porcelain veneers: Veneers are a subtle way to alter the shape, size or color of your teeth using a thin piece of porcelain that is bonded to the front of the tooth.
  • Dental implants: A long-term solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth, implants are a popular solution because they look and feel like your natural teeth and can last a lifetime when properly cared for.

We are happy to offer treatments like these to patients in the Brunswick, Georgia area who are tired of hiding their damaged teeth and seeking a solution to help them achieve a smile they can be proud of. Please call our office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you.

Dental Implants Might Be Right for You!

If you have missing teeth and aren’t sure what treatment would be best for you, you are not alone. Many patients come to our office searching for treatment to replace missing teeth. The ideal treatment for you depends upon your unique situation, but many times dental implants offer the ideal solution. Why? Let’s look at the benefits they offer.

The Benefits of a Dental Implant

Composed of a titanium post that mimics the root of your tooth, an implant is used as the base for a final restoration that replaces your missing tooth. Implants can be used to replace individual teeth with a crown restoration or strategically placed to provide a base for bridges and other restorations. A dental implant provides the following benefits:

Natural look — The restoration placed upon the implant will be created to have a natural appearance and color that will fit well with surrounding teeth. You may forget which tooth is the implant!

Stability — The titanium post is set securely into your jaw bone so it will perform like a normal tooth — it will be unmovable when you eat or talk.

Long lifetime — When properly cared for, an implant can last a decade or more.

Saves bone and stops teeth from shifting — Once a tooth is removed, the bone around it begins to slowly deteriorate. Without the tooth to provide a boundary, adjacent teeth can drift and get out of alignment. Implants are known to promote bone growth where they are placed while providing a boundary that keeps adjacent teeth in place.

No extra maintenance — You care for your implant in the same manner you care for your other teeth. There are no additional procedures or special cleaning products required. Simply brush and floss every day and continue to keep your exam schedule with us.

No surrounding teeth are injured — We want to preserve your teeth whenever we can. Unlike some other treatment options, implants don’t involve modifications to adjacent teeth.

We Can Answer Your Questions

We are impressed with the benefits implants provide for our patients. However, successful dental implants depend upon a healthy oral environment and may not be the best option for each patient. Your examination would determine if they are the right solution for you.

If you are ready to discuss how to replace your missing teeth, and you are in the Brunswick, Georgia, area, call us today to schedule a consultation. We will find the solution that is best for you.

Does Your Smile Reflect Accidents, Wear, and Age?

If you aren’t quite sure why your smile looks tired, be sure to spend a few minutes taking our improved Smile Analysis! The series of simple questions can help you identify and share with us the things you might like to improve about your smile. If you have multiple issues that concern you, it might be time to consider Full Mouth Rejuvenation! What is that, exactly?

What Is Full Mouth Rejuvenation?

Over time, each of us can experience accidental damage to our teeth. We use our teeth every day to chew our food, and some of us develop bad habits like tooth-grinding or using our teeth as tools, which can cause severe wear and tear to tooth structure. As we age, we can lose bone in our jaws from improper care or just the simple process of aging. Poor bite and TMJ disorders can lead to uneven wear and pain. All these processes can affect the appearance and functionality of our teeth. Eventually, the deterioration in appearance and function can signal the need for restoration and repair. When the repairs involve most of the teeth, we call the repair process Full Mouth Rejuvenation.

The process of Full Mouth Rejuvenation can include reconstructive surgery, placement of dental implants and restorations, temporomandibular disorder (TMD) treatment, dental bridges and crowns, orthodontic treatment, and much more, specific to the needs of each patient.

Full Mouth Rejuvenation differs from a Smile Makeover because it is something that needs to be done, versus cosmetic changes that are often done primarily for appearance. Because of advances in the materials, Full Mouth Rejuvenation provides sound clinical restorations that are also aesthetically pleasing. A Smile Makeover and Full Mouth Rejuvenation both require excellent clinical knowledge and skill from your provider, and often use identical solutions, techniques, and materials.

If you are in the Brunswick, Georgia, area and would like to learn more about treatments available to improve your smile and oral health, please contact our office for a consultation.