Dental Bridges | Denton, TX Cosmetic Dentistry
If you are missing a tooth, Denton Smiles Dentistry is your solution for dental bridges and cosmetic dentistry in Denton, Texas. Dental bridges are often the method of choice when it comes to perfecting a smile once a tooth has gone missing, but their use doesn’t just stop there. A dental bridge can also help if you are missing multiple teeth that not only affect the way you look but also alter your bite, changes the way that you speak, or even alters the shape of your face.
Dental bridges are actually very simple components for cosmetic dentistry – they are fake teeth made from a durable material (usually alloy, porcelain, gold or a mixture of all three) that are used to replace the tooth that was originally missing, held in place by two crowns. These crowns basically serve as the anchor to ensure that they don’t move and provide the natural look that you want.
Different Types of Dental Bridges
You will usually find that there are three types of dental bridges that you can opt for, dependent on the type of issue you have, and how severe your case is: Traditional “fixed” bridges, Resin-bonded/Maryland bonded bridges and Cantilever bridges.
The traditional fixed bridge is the most often used, and is fixed to their position, unable to be removed or reversed for any reason.
Resin-bonded or Maryland-bonded bridges are better for teeth that are situated in the front of the mouth, with no large fillings or damage caused to teeth on either side, and the fake tooth itself is usually made up of plastic, with a bonding that is hidden from view.
The Cantilever type of dental bridges are for lower teeth, generally, and particularly those that are susceptible to high levels of stress; perhaps for teeth grinders, etc. You will find that these are best used for those gaps where only one “decent” tooth is available to have the bridge bonded to – everything will be bonded on the one side. Taking the time to practice proper oral hygiene and avoiding cavities will help your dental bridge last for several years.
Dental Bridges for You
Deciding on dental bridges for your teeth is simple. A consultation with Denton Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry in Denton, TX is the first step towards your best, complete smile. During your second appointment, we will prepare your teeth and cover them with temporary crowns. Impressions of your teeth might also be taken at this time. The next appointment will be for the permanent placement of the bridge(s).
Schedule your dental bridge consultation TODAY by calling 940-380-1188 or request an appointment online. You'll be glad you did!