Dental Bridges in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Dental bridges are essentially three or more dental crowns that are attached together and made to fit over three or more teeth in a row. These custom restorations can be used to protect teeth and restore their appearance, and they are also a great option for replacing missing teeth. To learn more about dental bridges or our other restorative and cosmetic options, please contact our office, and we will be happy to help you.

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What are the benefits of dental bridges?

Patients tend to like dental bridges because they are cost-effective dental restorations that can restore the appearance and functionality of many teeth at once. Other benefits of dental bridges include:

  • Small, lightweight dental restorations
  • Evenly distribute the force of the bite
  • Little to no recovery time involved
  • Make eating and speaking easier
  • Help maintain the shape of the face
  • Help prevent nearby teeth from shifting

How long do dental bridges last?

Dental bridges last 10-15 years on average, depending on a few factors. While there are no food restrictions to worry about, patients who frequently chew on things like ice and hard candy may find that their dental restorations wear out faster. You should also implement a thorough oral care routine at home and visit our office on a regular basis to keep your teeth and restorations in good shape. Dental bridges help protect and support teeth, but cavities can form underneath dental bridges, so it’s important to still take great care of your smile.

Am I a candidate for a dental bridge?

Many patients who want to use dental bridges are eligible to do so. Patients who do not have enough jawbone density to receive one or more dental implants will often turn to dental bridges to replace their missing teeth quickly and effectively. A dental bridge requires abutment teeth, or teeth that the bridge can use for support. Patients who do not have many teeth or do not want their nearby teeth to be modified so that a bridge can be placed may want or need to use a different restoration. Schedule a visit with our team today to see if a dental bridge is right for your smile!

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