At Texas Choice Dental, our trusted team of dentists understand the difficulties that can come when faced with missing teeth. When a gap forms because one, two, or even three teeth fall out or are extracted, you might assume there is no way you’ll ever achieve a full, complete smile ever again. Fortunately, that’s not true! With a dental bridge in Temple, you can enjoy greater functionality, a more beautiful appearance, and boosted confidence. Our team of experts will create a customized restoration designed solely for your smile in mind. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn if you are a qualified candidate for a dental bridge.
If you are missing one, two, three, or even four consecutive teeth, it is possible to have a dental bridge created for your smile. Missing teeth can make it increasingly difficult to perform many of the most common tasks, including eating and speaking. Fortunately, by fusing multiple dental crowns to create a bridge, we can insert it into the gap, effectively filling it and giving you the completed look you desire. We will need to alter the healthy abutment teeth on either side of the gap to serve as anchors for your customized prosthetic.
To determine if you are an eligible candidate for a dental bridge, you’ll need to be missing multiple teeth but also have good general gum health.
If you think you might be eligible to receive a dental bridge, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Temple to discuss which type of bridge is best for your individual needs. You have the option of a traditional or implant restoration.
It will be necessary for you to have healthy teeth on either side of your gap, as they will serve as anchors for your traditional bridge. Once these teeth are altered, an impression is taken and sent to a dental lab where technicians will create your unique bridge based on the specifications provided by our dentists. Once it is finished and returned, the bridge will be placed over your abutment teeth and secured into place. The interior crowns will sit on top of your gums to complete your appearance.
If you prefer a more durable and stable solution, an implant bridge can deliver. Using two titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone will create a firm foundation for your new prosthetic. Once the bone and implants fuse, the customized bridge is then placed on top of the implants, which holds it in place. With an implant bridge, you can enjoy greater jawbone stimulation, improved appearance, and even greater functionality while eating your favorite foods and speaking to others.
Without a dental bridge, your smile will remain incomplete. As a result, you may notice a decline in your self-esteem as well as your ability to eat and speak. But it doesn’t stop there. Tooth loss is also responsible for many of the most common health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even osteoporosis. If you avoid treatment, you can potentially face a future full of appointments and costly treatments as you attempt to address these issues.
However, by choosing to move forward with a dental bridge, you can expect:
Missing teeth no longer have to be your reality. If you’re ready to take the next step, contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthier, happier, and more beautiful smile.
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