A dental bridge is a fixed appliance that can be used to replace multiple missing teeth in the mouth. At Cornerstone Dental Associates in Crossroads, TX, we offer careful and precise bridgework to help you get replacement teeth that look as good as your natural ones.
Bridges are traditionally made with porcelain fused to metal and consist of two crowns at both ends that are placed over the abutment teeth (to which the bridge is attached) with artificial teeth in between to fill the gap caused by missing teeth. Bridges are highly durable dental appliances and could last several years. However, they are subject to normal wear and tear and may need to be re-cemented or replaced after some time.
Benefits Of Dental Bridgework
- It helps in maintaining the shape of your face.
- It fills the gap between missing teeth, preventing the other teeth from getting misaligned.
- Helps in restoring your speaking and chewing abilities.
- Since it is fixed, there are no worries about misfits or slips, as in the case of removable dentures.
The installation of a dental bridge would require two or more visits to our clinic in Crossroads, TX. During the first visit, we will numb your teeth and prepare the anchor teeth for bridge installation by removing part of the enamel to fit a crown. An impression of the teeth is taken and sent to a dental lab to prepare a custom bridge. A temporary bridge is then placed on the teeth. During your next visit, the temporary bridge is removed, and the permanent one is cemented to the teeth.
If you wish to get quality dental bridgework for your missing teeth, schedule an appointment at Cornerstone Dental Associates by calling (940) 365-7665. We are located at 12000 US Highway 380, Suite 114 Crossroads, TX 76227.