Dental Bridges – Dallas, TX
Say Goodbye to Unsightly Gaps
Tooth loss is a common issue that affects millions of Americans throughout the country. Missing one or more teeth can make it difficult to confidently complete daily tasks, like eating, speaking, and smiling. The good news is that losing a tooth doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life with an empty space in your smile. At Ross Avenue Family Dental, Dr. Xinxing Liu offers high-quality dental bridges to replace missing teeth. If you’re ready to say goodbye to unsightly gaps for good, give our dental team a call to schedule a consultation . We’d be happy to help you get your smile back!
Why Choose Ross Avenue Family Dental for Dental Bridges?
- Can Last 10+ Years with Proper Care
- Dental Insurance and Medicaid Accepted
- Saturday Appointments Available
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a type of restoration that is used to replace one or more consecutively missing teeth. This could be anywhere from one tooth to four teeth in a row. The bridge is composed of two crowns and a number of replacement teeth known as “pontics.” The crowns are anchored on the adjacent teeth or implants. This depends on the type of bridge that you end up getting. Bridges can be made out of a variety of different materials, but porcelain is usually the ideal choice for a strong, natural-looking restoration.
Types of Dental Bridges
If it is determined that you make a good candidate for a dental bridge, you will get one of two different types:
For patients who still have healthy teeth on each side of the gap that needs to be filled, a traditional bridge is likely ideal. The teeth that support crowns are known as “abutment teeth,” and they need to be altered slightly for the bridge to fit properly. This type of restoration can be placed in just a few visits and are typically more affordable than their counterpart.
Dental implant bridges can be used when there are three or more missing teeth in a row. Instead of being placed over abutment teeth, the crowns are placed on the titanium posts that merge with the jaw and act as the roots of the missing teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
Traditional dental bridges are relatively cost-effective option for replacing missing tooth. They provide strength and stability for chewing and speaking, and they help to maintain the shape of the face. They also prevent the surrounding teeth from moving around. Dental implant bridges last longer than traditional bridges on average and help to prevent future bone loss from occurring in the future.