Dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth

A dental bridge is secured in place by the teeth on either side of the gap. Usually, these teeth are secured by a dental crown, and so the procedure is often recommended when the dentist feels that the adjacent teeth would benefit from the protective coverage a crown provides.  The Bryan Dental in Bryan and College Station area is conveniently located near to the Briarcrest Walmart  is the  low cost dental office by me.

If the adjacent teeth in question are completely healthy, however, a dental bridge is a less desirable option as it would be necessary to grind down the enamel of perfectly healthy teeth to place a new dental crown  (to work as an abutment). Once your enamel has been ground down, it doesn’t grow back. Therefore, you will always need to have some type of protective crown placed on top of this tooth.

There are three types of dental bridges available:

1. Cantilever Bridge

2. Fixed Bridge

3. Adhesive Bridge

This bridge has a false tooth (the pontic) to which a metal or tooth coloured ‘wing’ is attached to a natural tooth on either side of the missing tooth. This type of bridge can have one or two wings. Dental bridges can be made using all metal, tooth coloured (porcelain), or composite. Which material we use will depend on the type of bridge you need. Like dental crowns, two appointments are necessary for dental bridge treatment:

The first appointment

This is similar to having dental crowns. Your teeth on either side of the gap will be prepared for dental crowns. Then your dentist will take an impression of the prepared teeth to create a model. This model will then be used to fabricate your restoration. While your bridge is being a fabricated a temporary bridge will be placed to protect the prepared teeth until your permanent bridge is ready.

 The second appointment

At our Dental Clinic ,we will contact you when your dental bridge is ready. During this appointment, the temporary bridge will be removed and the more permanent bridge will be placed to ensure it fits and looks natural. Once you and your dentist are happy with the fit, it will be bonded into place.

As with all restorative dentistry, it is important you maintain optimal oral hygiene and visit us for regular check-ups.

Call us at (979) 985-5505 or visit www.bryandentaltx.com to schedule your appointment.

Find us at:

3203 Freedom Blvd,
Suite 400 Bryan,
TX 77802.

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