Missing teeth can have a negative impact on your oral health as well as your self-confidence. Missing teeth can negatively alter the appearance of your smile, affect your ability to chew the foods you love, and diminish your self confidence.  Over time, missing teeth can lead to a cascade of problems :

  • Missing teeth leave unsightly gaps in your smile
  • Missing teeth allow neighboring teeth to become misaligned and to drift into the gap 
  • Missing teeth leads to bone loss
  • The gaps left by missing teeth and shrinking of the jaw bone from resorption causes facial collapse 
  • Missing teeth ultimately ages your facial appearance

Fortunately, you can replace missing teeth and get a new dazzling smile by visiting the best cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale.  If you have one or more missing teeth, you have several treatment options to restore your smile. Contact your dentist in Fort Lauderdale by calling 954-928-1666 to schedule an appointment to discuss your tooth replacement options including traditional dental bridge, implant supported bridge, dental implants and flexible partial denture, sometimes called a "flipper."  Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle, at Excellence in Dentistry on Commercial Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, will help you determine the best tooth replacement option for you.

Why Choose a Dental Bridge?

Of the various tooth replacement options, the dental bridge is an excellent, cost-effective treatment option to restore your smile as well as your ability to chew food properly and to speak clearly. This affordable treatment option to replace your missing teeth is usually covered by your dental insurance* and produces excellence results. If you are searching for a dental implant alternative, discuss the bridge treatment option with your dentist by calling Excellence in Dentistry at 954-928-1666

The primary benefits of dental bridges are that they prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of position, maintain your facial shape and prevent a sunken-in appearance of toothless smile.  As the name suggests, this prosthetic consists to dental crowns, called abutments, placed on the teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth connected by one or more crowns, called pontics, that "bridge" the gap. 

Is A Dental Bridge Permanent?

Your dentist at Excellence in Dentistry has advanced training, years of experience and uses the highest quality dental materials and the best dental laboratories in the country to provide you a dental bridge that will last for years.  While a dental bridge is not permanent, with good oral hygiene and regular checkup and dental cleanings with your dentist in Fort Lauderdale, it would not be unusual for your bridge to last 10-15 years or more.  In order for your bridge to last, your at home oral care routine should include brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day.  It is important to floss underneath the pontic and around the abutment teeth in order to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, at your regular dental checkup and professional dental cleaning, your hygienist will remove any tartar or calculus you have missed.  Dr. Rotroff or Dr. Wasselle will check the condition of the bridge and ensure the abutment teeth remain cavity-free.

Are You Looking For The Best Dentist Near Me?

Are you looking for "the most recommended dentist near me" who can address all your dental needs? Contact us at Excellence in Dentistry by calling 954-928-1666 today!  Dr. Rotroff and Dr. Wasselle provide the highest quality dentistry in Fort Lauderdale. Whether you are missing teeth and want to learn about your tooth replacement options or are looking for a new family dentist, our dentists will provide the best dental experience for you and your family.  We look forward to meeting you and working with you to achieve your best smile!

*Dr. Rotroff and Dr. Wasselle are in network dental providers for a number of PPO dental plans. You can find a dentist by insurance company by visiting your dental insurance website and searching for a dentist near me. While many of the plans that we accept are on our website, if you do not see yours, simply call 954-928-1666 and our friendly staff can verify if we accept your dental insurance.