Dental Bridges in Austin, TX
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Missing teeth — particularly a gap in your smile — can make it difficult to eat, speak, and smile confidently. While there are many options for restoring teeth, dental bridges are quite versatile and might be a good choice for you. A dental bridge is durable and looks very natural.
If you’re missing teeth, let’s talk. Our dentists will answer your questions, discuss different treatment options, and help determine if a dental bridge is the best choice for your smile and your health.
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How Does a Dental Bridge Work?
A dental bridge does what it sounds like — “bridging” the gap left behind by a missing tooth (or teeth). Unlike a crown supported by an implant, a bridge’s strength and stability comes from the neighboring teeth.
In some cases, implants on either side of the gap may serve as the attachment point for your bridge. In others, neighboring healthy teeth may be covered with a crown which will then hold the bridge in place.
Benefits of bridges:
- Create an even bite force, which makes chewing easy
- Small, lightweight, and very comfortable
- Made from high-tech materials, they’re both durable and designed to look and feel like natural teeth
How many teeth can be replaced with a bridge?
Bridges can replace anywhere from 1-4 (or possibly more) missing teeth. However, it’s essential that healthy teeth or implants exist on either side of the gap to hold the bridge in place.
Are dental bridges permanent?
There are both fixed bridges, which remain in place 24/7, and partial bridges, which can be taken out for adjustments and cleaning.
How do I protect against gum disease?
You must take great care to prevent gum disease to maintain oral health, particularly when you’re missing teeth. Thorough (but gentle) brushing and regular exams and cleanings are essential.
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Get rid of the gap in your smile. Schedule a consult with a restorative dentist to discuss options like dental bridges. We hope to see you soon!