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Dental Bridges

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What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is for patients who have one or missing teeth, most often from tooth decay, gum diases, or injury. It is important to fill in holes where you are missing teeth to retain good oral health and prevent pain. Your teeth work altogether, so when one is missing, you will notice the difference in your chewing and biting, which can lead to jaw pain and discomfort in your remaining teeth.

A tooth bridge can be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and/or alleviate stress on your bite. The dental bridge does it exactly what its name says, it bridges the gap where one or more of your teeth have been with artificial teeth. A bridge can be from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. At 30A Smiles we like to use porcelain because of its tooth-like appearance and strength.

Dental Bridge Success

The success of any bridge depends on its foundation, which is the surrounding teeth, gums, and bone to which it is attached because the dental bridge is bonded to the neighboring teeth for support. So, it’s quite important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong by following best practices. Some best practices include brushing and flossing regularly, visiting the dentist for regular check-ups, and staying away from food or drinks that could stain or potentially damage your teeth. 

At 30A Smiles, our dentists are experienced in cosmetic dentistry, meaning they take great care and attention during their procedures so each patient leaves with a beautiful smile. Come visit our Inlet Beach office located in 30Avenue to learn more about dental bridges and your treatment options.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Improved Speaking and Chewing

With one or more missing teeth, a patient will find it more difficult than normal to speak and chew. We don’t realize the importance one tooth can have until it’s gone! By having a 30A Smiles dentist fill the gap with a dental bridge, speaking and chewing will become easier because now the mouth is properly balanced without gaping holes.

Maintain Face Shape

When you lose a tooth, the jawbone can start to deteriorate under where the tooth is missing. Without a tooth there, nothing will tell your jaw bone to create bone cells, meaning your bones will start to become smaller and weak, thus affecting the shape of your face. When one of our dentists place your bridge, your jaw bone will stop shedding its strength and maintain its appearance.

Enhanced Appearance

Receiving a dental bridge can correct a patient’s smile and restore their self-confidence. Patients will want to show off their smile instead of hiding it from others due to the embarrassment of broken or missing teeth. Each of our dentist’s at 30A Smiles are experienced in cosmetic dentistry, so you are confident the finished product will be natural and beautiful.

Implant-Supported Bridge

An implant-supported bridge is an optimal choice for a patient who has lost more than one tooth. Implant-supported bridges offer a more secure and permanent solution. While a traditional bridge relies on the surrounding teeth for support, the implant bridge uses the implant for support rather than the other teeth. 

While an implant-supported bridge is most costly upfront, if you are missing multiple teeth it may be the most cost-effective option. Implant bridges can be long-term solutions, meaning less procedures down the road. 

Come visit our stunning Inlet Beach office to learn more about implant-supported bridges vs. traditional bridges and what option is right for you. Our staff is friendly, professional, and will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and valued. 

Testimonial from a 30A Smiles Patient

Dr. Hoppe is one of the most genuine, caring, and energetic doctors I have ever had. She values each one of her patients individually and goes to great lengths to make sure her patients are satisfied with their smile. I had a particularly unique case with getting a cantilever bridge on one of my front teeth. It was a long process, and Dr. Hoppe worked incredibly hard to get the perfect bridge for my mouth. I love my smile and am so thankful for Dr. Hoppe’s work!

Allison

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What Makes Us Different

Clean & Inviting Office

Our unique office space reflects the quality and attention we deliver in our dental care. It is important to us that each patient in our office feels comfortable

High-Quality Dentistry

We have invested in excellent technology and staff members that allow us to provide our patients with premium care that is attentive to their needs.

Attention to Detail

We take our time with each patient, ensuring we are listening to their concerns, providing a thorough exam or procedure, and maintaining a comfortable environment for everyone.

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What Our Patients are Saying

30A Smiles
4.9
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Ken WKen W
18:19 10 Nov 22
I had an older crown fall out while vacationing along 30A, and had to scramble to find a good Dentist locally. I selected 30A Smiles based on their reviews, and it was a great choice! I was able to get a quick appointment by a friendly person on the phone, and once in the office Taryn & Dr Skinner were marvelous! A great team, they answered all my questions, and I felt very comfortable in their care. I ended up getting a fully new crown all done that same day. Great experience and highly recommended Dental practice!
mmsmms
17:31 26 Aug 22
Great office. The front desk staff were very helpful and welcoming. The office is very open and comfortable. Jamielynn, the hygienist was amazing. She was so kind, explained everything well, and provided superb cleaning. Dr Hoppe was great. So knowledgeable and helpful. Great experience
John MullisJohn Mullis
23:55 05 Jul 22
Amazing Dentists, gentle & kind..very helpful in making a great dental plan to get you to pain free. They have the best staff in the panhandle.. I am a happy patient with 30A smiles..
joe sheehanjoe sheehan
16:44 09 Jun 22
While on vacation I tripped and chipped my front tooth. I contacted 30A Smilies and they got me right in on the same day. Everyone in the office was very pleasant. They made me feel very comfortable and at ease. If I could rate the experience a 10 I would. Thank You All!
Anna PapaAnna Papa
22:43 08 Feb 22
30A Smiles does not feel like a dental office - it's bright, well designed, the staff is so incredibly friendly and welcoming. The dentists and assistants are very knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I would highly recommend 30A Smiles.
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The dentists and team at 30A Smiles in Inlet Beach, Florida, truly provide “Fine Dentistry for All Ages.” This includes superb cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, family dentistry, and so much more to their patients. They even offer dental sedation for patients that need it.  Located in 30 Avenue, they serve patients from Destin to Panama City Beach, FL, including from the communities of Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Inlet Beach and zip codes 32407, 32413, 32459, 32461, and 32550.

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