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Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges

Replacing One or More Missing Teeth

After a tooth is lost to damage, decay, aging or an accident it can be difficult to feel confident in your skin again. Even some of our most common daily activities such as eating, speaking and smiling may feel like a chronic burden. At North Hills Family Dental, we help patients with missing teeth effectively replace one or more missing teeth with the help of our revolutionary dental bridges and dental crowns.

Health Risks of Tooth Loss

Unseen Effects and Symptoms

After a tooth is lost you may experience changes beyond simply a difference in your appearance. If you have lost one or more teeth, consider going into the dentist to prevent or reduce one or more related symptoms:

  • Rapid bone loss in the jaw and weakened biting force
  • Collapsing face shape that appears aged or sagging
  • Increased risks for developing jaw pain or TMJ disorder (TMD)
  • Change in bite that results from a shift in remaining teeth
  • Increased risks for developing gum disease
  • Uneven pressure placed on existing teeth
  • Difficulty biting, chewing or speaking

What is a Dental Bridge?

Dental Crown and Bridges

Replacing One or More Missing Teeth

Dental bridges restore your smile and abilities to properly chew and speak by enhancing your smile with one or more replacement teeth (or dental crowns). These fixed prosthetic devices use strong porcelain dental crowns to maintain your natural face shape and properly distribute pressure through your normal bite. Dental bridges use natural looking color matched dental crowns to fix one or more replacement teeth between your remaining teeth, “bridging” the replacement teeth between existing teeth. Not only do these replacement teeth look, feel and function just like regular healthy teeth but they also prevent existing teeth from drifting out of place or causing future dental problems.

Dental Bridges with Dr. Mauro

Painless Treatment with Lasting Results

Do you feel confident in your smile? Can you eat, talk and laugh with your friends without the discomfort of a missing tooth or teeth? At our office in Pittsburgh we take the time to go beyond fixing dental problems to focus on delivering the best in conservative and preventive care. Using advanced tools in dental technology our patients receive treatments that are more efficient, gentle and painless and may require less appointments per treatment. If you are considering replacing one or more missing teeth for a more confident and functional smile, give us a call at 412-364-1477 to schedule your appointment.

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Lawrence Mauro, DMD, FAGD
9401 McKnight Rd. Suite 307
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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