Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth and are made of porcelain crowns that blend in to look like natural teeth. The teeth in front and behind the gap caused from the missing teeth serve as the anchor teeth of the bridge and give strength to the bridge. An advantage of bridges over implants to replace missing teeth is the lower cost. The disadvantage to placing a bridge is that it is less conservative than implants, because the anchor teeth that hold the bridge will also need porcelain crowns.

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“We are new to Charlotte and a friend recommended this practice. My husband and I were impressed with the professionalism and the care we received by everyone in the office…front staff, hygienists and doctors! We have already made follow-up appointmends and we will recommend the practice and team to others.”
Cathrine C.
“I have been a patient of the Merlo & Fahrney practice for 31 years. Obviously, I haven’t had the same dentist during that time, however, Dr. Merlo & Dr. Fahrney are the best in the business. The entire staff is not only kind & courteous but genuinely care about each patient. My appointments are always on time & I never have to wait. That just doesn’t happen anymore in the healthcare arena. I highly and without reservation recommend this practice to anyone searching for a dental practice.”
Dorothy H.
“I’m never crazy about the visit to the dentist, but I do not loathe to come to your office and see the fine people who help me there. You are always courteous, prompt, thorough and professional. I also really like the people you are. Kind, patient and professional dentists that I wouldn’t think of switching to another dentist or clinic. Kudos to the entire staff!!!!”
Kathryn B.
“If you’re looking for a new dental practice that you will actually love going to, here it is! The people are warm and friendly, there’s pillows on the beds, and they even turn on the tv for you to watch while you’re in the dental chair! The dentist always makes sure you’re comfortable, and there’s never any ‘pain’ associated with dental work. So what are you waiting for?”
Susan K.
“The team takes excellent care of their patients, they get to know you and your family. Always talking time to understand your concerns and health. I’m glad I can call on them anytime to take care of my dental health!”
Phyllis C.
“Love the offices of Dr Merlo and Fahrney, Would highly recommend both of these dentist. Very pleasant atmosphere and the office will work with you anyway they can. Just want to say thank you!”
Carol S.
“Every part of the care I get from Merlo & Fahrney is terrific. The people in the office are so courteous and helpful and the care that I get is equally so. Thanks!”
Robert S.
“I always enjoy my visit with Dr. Merlo and staff. It has been my experience to receive such a warm welcome and great care. I never leave disappointed. If you are looking for a great dentist, please check with Dr. Merlo’s office.”
Violet L.
“Always a pleasure to go to Dr. Merlo and his office…Every one is so attentive and pleasant!”
Kincheloe H.
“I drive 45 minutes just to come to this office. Everyone is so friendly. By far the best dentist office I have been to.”
Erin C.