Dental Bridges – Carrollton, TX
Fill the Gap in Your Smile!
Tooth loss is much more common than you may think. In the United States alone, more than 178 million people are missing one or more teeth. Just a single missing tooth can make certain tasks much more challenging. This includes chewing your food thoroughly, speaking without slurring, and smiling without feeling self-conscious. At Rosemeade Dental, we offer dental bridges to address tooth loss. To learn more about dental bridges or to schedule a consultation, give us a call !
Why Choose Rosemeade Dental for Dental Bridges?
- Customized for Natural Appearance
- We Welcome Dental Insurance
- CareCredit Financing Available
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a restoration that is used to replace one or several consecutive missing teeth. Usually, this is anywhere between one and four teeth in a row. A dental bridge is comprised of two dental crowns and one or more “pontics,” or replacement teeth. The crowns will be anchored onto your adjacent teeth or dental implants depending on the type of dental bridge you opt for. This restoration can be made from a variety of natural-looking dental materials.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are two different styles of dental bridges. The one you get will depend on the location and number of missing teeth that you have. Here are the options that are available:
Traditional Dental Bridges
For patients who still have healthy teeth on either side of the gap, a traditional bridge is often the best option. The teeth that support the dental crowns are called “abutment teeth,” and they will be altered slightly so the bridge fits comfortably in your mouth. This type of restoration can be placed in just a few visits to the office. It also tends to be more affordable than implant bridges.
If you don’t have healthy adjacent teeth, an implant bridge may be ideal. An implant bridge is typically used when there are three or more missing teeth in a row. Titanium, screw-like posts are surgically placed into the jawbone. After they fuse to the bone, a dental bridge can be attached to them. Implant bridges tend to last longer than traditional ones, and they help to prevent further bone loss caused by missing teeth.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge
There is a wide range of benefits that you can experience with a dental bridge. Here are some of the most prominent ones:
- Prevents surrounding teeth from shifting out of place
- Improves overall confidence and self-esteem
- Allows for thorough chewing
- Improves speech articulation
- Lowers risk of oral health issues
- Cost-effective tooth replacement option