Dental Bridges – Dallas, TX
Helping Our Patients Re-Complete Their Smiles
Even a single missing tooth can lead to problems in your everyday life. It’s best to have the gap filled as soon as you can, and oftentimes Dr. Henry will suggest using a dental bridge to do so. Whether you have lost one tooth or multiple teeth in a row, a dental bridge can help you once again enjoy a complete smile. Reach out to us if you would like more information about dental bridges and the steps involved in having one placed.
Why Choose Skillman Family Dentistry of Dallas for Dental Bridges?
- Fully Personalized Replacement Teeth
- Knowledgeable, Experienced Dentist
- Saturday Appointments Available
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a form of tooth replacement that is generally used when there is a single gap in the smile that needs to be filled. Each bridge includes a number of free-standing replacement teeth known as pontics, which are suspended between a pair of dental crowns. Said crowns are used to keep the entire prosthesis anchored in place. Just like dental crowns, dental bridges can be made out of aesthetically pleasing materials that help them look like natural teeth.
Types of Dental Bridges
Choosing the right form of tooth replacement could make all the difference for your quality of life, so it’s important to consider your options carefully. After evaluating your mouth and the state of your oral health, we can help you figure out which kind of dental bridge you should get.
Traditional Dental Bridge
If the teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile are still in good condition, they can potentially be used to support a traditional dental bridge. To create room for the bridge, we’ll need to file a bit of enamel off of the teeth in question. A traditional bridge can be a good option for patients who have lost just one tooth, but it can also be a viable solution for two or more consecutive missing teeth.
Sometimes dental bridges can be attached to dental implants instead of your natural teeth. This option can be considered if three or more teeth in a row need to be replaced. Bear in mind that the process of having dental implants placed can take months since the posts need time to form a bond with the jawbone.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge
- The bridge will completely fill in the space left by the missing teeth. As a result, the remaining teeth won’t drift out of alignment.
- You will be able to enjoy an enhanced sense of self-esteem once the gap in your smile has been filled with natural-looking replacement teeth.
- Dental bridges are very easy to take care of since they can be brushed as if they were natural teeth.
- A dental bridge can potentially last as long as 15 years provided that you give it proper maintenance.