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Dental Bridges – Dallas, TX

No More Gaps in Your Grin

A closeup of an older man smiling while sitting on a couchTooth loss is never an easy problem to have. Not only does it worsen your looks and oral health, but it also makes everyday tasks harder. Still, losing several adjacent teeth is even worse. You’d be wise to get dental bridges from Dallas if that happens. With these dental restorations, you won’t face any more gaps in your grin! Just let Vanderbrook Family Dentistry place them for you. For more details, please keep reading or book a visit soon.

What is a Dental Bridge?

Model smile with fixed bridge restorations

In essence, a dental bridge is a fixed restoration for your grin. It’s usually made of crowns or similar items fused to either side of a pontic (i.e., a replacement tooth.). Once clasped onto anchors or “abutment” teeth, the device can replace up to four of your pearly whites.

Given the facts above, ideal bridge patients have lost several adjacent teeth. Such people can have their full smiles restored with just one treatment. Otherwise, dental bridges don’t have strict requirements. Most adults in good health can qualify for them.

The Types of Dental Bridges

A closeup of a dental bridge against a blue background

You’ll first consult Dr. Vanderbrook before you get a dental bridge. That way, he can assess whether the restoration suits your smile. He’ll then draft a custom treatment plan if he approves.

While drafting your plan, Dr. Vanderbrook may suggest two possible bridges. They are the following:

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Traditional Dental Bridge

A 3D illustration of a dental bridge

The traditional bridge (per its name) is the more well-known kind. Generally, it’s made of two dental crowns fused to either side of a replacement tooth. It thus relies on nearby natural teeth for support.

A traditional bridge is often the cheaper one. (It doesn’t use as many costly materials.) Even so, note well: dentists can only place one by altering your abutments. They’d remove bits of enamel from the relevant teeth before placing the bridge.

Implant Bridge

A 3D illustration of an implant bridge based on three implants

Unlike a standard one, an implant bridge uses dental implants. These latter restorations are posts set directly in the jawbone. Once placed, they slowly fuse with your jaw to make the whole bridge secure and stable. That means the final result won’t loosen or fall like other prosthetics.

Since it relies on implants, an implant bridge doesn’t alter natural teeth. A dentist won’t need to prep abutments to place it. In exchange, this bridge is a bit more costly.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

A happy and healthy older woman laughing

Once you get a dental bridge, you’ll enjoy many fine perks. The most notable of these are:

  • A Gorgeous Grin – Due to blending with adjacent teeth, a dental bridge gives you a full and beautiful smile. Most won’t even notice you have one!
  • Straighter Teeth – Dental bridges fill your smile gaps, keeping your other chompers from shifting.
  • Easier Eating – A dental bridge will improve your ability to chew tough foods. From there, you’ll enjoy a more varied diet.
  • Lasting Results – Dental bridges typically have a 15-year lifespan. However, they can last for 20+ years when given good and proper care.

When you’ve lost teeth that were side by side, a dental bridge can help. Look into getting one by booking a consultation today!