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Dental Bridges

A fixed bridge is used to fill spaces caused by missing teeth. The missing teeth are replaced with bridge teeth (pontics) and are attached to the surrounding teeth with crowns supporting the bridge. The style and design of your fixed bridge will depend on the health and strength of the teeth supporting the bridge tooth. Additional factors are size and location of the space in relation to the rest of your teeth. If the health of the supporting teeth is in question, surgically implanted metal posts (dental implants) may offer an alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend an implant supported bridge or a removable partial denture. With proper care, a fixed bridge can last many years.

 
 

Dentures & Partial Dentures

Dentures have been the go-to tooth replacement method for hundreds of years, and today, many patients still choose them based on convenience and reliability. Here in Jacksonville, Dr. Young will design the ideal, personalized denture for your needs. Full dentures are meant to replace the upper or lower arch of lost teeth, while partial dentures are designed as a puzzle-piece to seamlessly fill gaps. Both prosthetics are removable, meaning that patients can sleep without them for increased comfort, and clean them more thoroughly when practicing oral hygiene.

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Dental Implants

Patients who are missing teeth have a strong, beautiful alternative to bridges, partials, or full dentures. Straumann® dental implants will improve your smile and your lifestyle. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth because of due to a titanium anchor attached to the jawbone. Implants also anchor bridges, partials, or full dentures to eliminate slipping and minimize discomfort. Dr. Young works closely with reputable, talented periodontal surgeons for a multidisciplinary approach to implant placement.

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