Dental Bridges – Deer Park, TX
Seamlessly Fill the Gap in Your Smile
If you’re currently missing teeth, you don’t need us to tell you about all the inconveniences that arise as a result. Eating, talking, and even smiling can make you self-conscious. Not to mention, failing to replace missing teeth can lead to other oral health problems down the road. For this reason, it’s important that you fill the gap in your grin right away. One of the fastest and easiest ways to do that is with dental bridges in Deer Park. Call us today to learn more about dental bridges and whether they’d be right for you.
Why Choose Deer Park Dental – Gregg Mosley, DDS for Dental Bridges?
- Experienced Dentist Who Will Work with You
- Natural-Looking, Long-Lasting Prosthetics
- Replace Several Consecutive Missing Teeth at Once
What Are Dental Bridges?
There are a few different kinds of dental bridges, but they all serve the same purpose: to literally “bridge” the gap in your smile that was created as the result of tooth loss. They can be used to replace several teeth in a row with just one treatment.
A traditional bridge utilizes two dental crowns that are placed over the teeth at either end of your gap. These teeth are known as abutment teeth. Artificial teeth, called pontics, are placed in between these crowns to create a seamless and lifelike solution to tooth loss.
Another popular option involves supporting a bridge with dental implants. With this method, your pontics are secured onto small titanium posts that are directly placed within your jawbone instead of your remaining natural teeth. This solution tends to last longer than a traditional bridge.
Our dentist, Dr. Gregg Mosley, will talk to you about all the possible options you have to replace your missing teeth. Together, you’ll decide on the solution that’s best for your unique smile.
The Process of Getting a Dental Bridge
The exact process of receiving a bridge depends on the type of bridge you’re getting. If you choose a traditional bridge, it will typically take two appointments. During the first visit, Dr. Mosley will prepare your abutment teeth, which usually involves removing the outermost layer of enamel. This step ensures there is enough room in your mouth for your restoration. Next, we take impressions of that area and send that information off to a dental lab, where your bridge will be custom-made to resemble a natural part of your smile. We may place a temporary bridge in the meantime to protect your teeth and gums.
When you return for your second appointment, we’ll install your permanent bridge. We might recommend that you come back for a few follow-up visits to make sure the bridge is fitting well within your smile.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges come with several benefits to both the appearance and health of your smile, including:
- Because they’re usually made of dental porcelain, they’ll mimic the teeth you were born with. Onlookers shouldn’t be able to tell they’re not your “real” teeth!
- Bridges prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of place, which sometimes occurs when teeth are missing.
- You can enjoy all your favorite crunchy and chewy foods thanks to the durability of bridges.
- Traditional bridges last about 10 years. However, you can prolong its lifespan even further with excellent oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.