Dental Bridges

Royersford Dentist Offering Dental Bridges Services In Royersford, Pottstown, Phoenixville, Collegeville, And Surrounding Communities

If you have missing teeth you know already know how it can affect the way you look, speak and chew, but did you know it could also affect the alignment of your other teeth? Tooth loss can occur for many reasons, but if you do lose teeth they must be replaced to maintain the proper functioning of your mouth. Our dental bridge experts are passionate about giving you the smile you deserve with treatment options such as dental crowns, fillings, and dental bridges.

What Are My Options Using Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a device that is used to literally “bridge the gap” where your teeth are missing. It attaches artificial teeth to the adjacent natural teeth also known as the abutment teeth. Bridges can be made from gold, metal, or porcelain to ensure will last over the years.

When it comes to bridges you can either choose a fixed bridge or a removable bridge. A fixed bridge can be used when crowns are placed on the abutment teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the surrounding teeth with metal clasps and can be taken out for cleaning when necessary.

What Is The Process?

  1. First, the teeth adjacent to the missing teeth need to be recontoured to provide the base for the bridge.
  2. Next, a mold is made of the area for the bridge and then sent to the dental lab.
  3. While the lab makes the bridge out of the mold, a temporary bridge is created to protect the abutments (recontoured teeth) and the exposed gum.
  4. When the permanent mold is complete, you will have a follow up visit to remove the temporary bridge and install the permanent bridge.

Why Should I Consider Dental Bridges?

Your overall oral health should be the most important reason as to why to choose dental bridges. With missing teeth, your permanent teeth can start to shift due to the uneven stress and cause harmful disorders. Your speech and the functionality of the way you chew can also be affected. A bridge will not only help support your facial structure, but it will help get back to where you don’t have to worry about your appearance any longer. Restoring your smile is the number one priority of our Royersford dentists and we want to help you keep a confident smile.

At Royersford Dental Health, We Offer Sustainable Dentistry

Dr. Funk grew up in Royersford and graduated from Spring Ford high school. He spent his college years at Juniata College and went to dental school at Temple Dental School. Dr. Funk has invested many hours in continuing education and has become highly knowledgeable on many phases of dentistry. He tries to combine that knowledge with a craftsmanship so that any work he creates will be as perfect, enduring, and functional as possible.

Dr. Funk is married with two children and, has many interests including hiking, golfing, gardening, and reading. Dr. Funk recognizes that dentistry for many patients is not a stress free experience so he tries to incorporate humor and conversation into his appointments so his patients can feel more relaxed and at home.