A dental bridge is a dental restoration that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is made up of a false tooth with a dental crown connected on either side. The dental crowns are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap to anchor the bridge in place.
Do I Need a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge (or another dental restoration) is helpful if you have lost one or more adult teeth. A dental bridge can restore the beauty and functionality of a smile. Eating and speaking can become easier once again when missing teeth are restored. With a dental bridge, you will not need to be ashamed because of teeth missing from your oral cavity.
How Is a Dental Bridge Placed?
In preparation for a dental bridge, our dentists will shape the teeth on either side of the lost tooth. This shaping allows room for the dental bridge in your mouth. Impressions of the teeth will then be taken so that your dental bridge can be custom made. Once your dental bridge is complete, the fit will be examined. Once any necessary adjustments have been made, the dental bridge will be cemented into place.
How Do I Care for My Dental Bridge?
Our dentists and team stress the importance of caring for your dental bridge as you would your permanent teeth. Brush your teeth (and bridge) at least twice a day and floss them every day.
Contact Signature Smiles at 512-212-9803 for more information about dental bridges in Bastrop, Texas, and to set up your next appointment. We look forward to restoring your smile!