Have missing teeth left you with an unsightly gap in your smile? We can help! As your trusted cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth, our team at White Settlement Family Dentistry offers tooth replacement options like dental bridges to complete your smile and get you back to enjoying talking, smiling, and eating again.
With a dental bridge, we are able to close up gaps created by one or a couple of missing teeth. Bridges are removable, so you can keep them clean and maintain a healthy-looking smile. As part of our line-up of cosmetic dental care, we will design a dental bridge for you based on a variety of factors, such as the number of missing teeth, where the teeth are missing, and the healthiness of the bone. We are experienced with creating and placing dental bridges, and we take great care to design appliances that fit well and look natural. Before you begin your treatment, we’ll sit down with you to go over the procedure and determine the best course of action for restoring your smile. You don’t have to settle for a smile with spaces! Let us help you get back a smile you’re proud of.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is an oral appliance that contains one or more false teeth. The appliance is held in place by a crown on either side of the gap. It literally bridges the gap between your teeth! It’s designed to match your surrounding teeth, and it’s removable. With a dental bridge, you can maintain your facial shape, speak more clearly, and chew more easily. It can even help stabilize your bite!
What are dental bridges made of?
A traditional bridge is made of porcelain fused to a metal base, or of a combination of ceramics. On either end of the bridge, there is a crown that fits snugly over a tooth on either side of the space created by your missing tooth. In between the crowns is a false tooth, called a pontic, that can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. The result is a natural-looking restoration that allows you to enjoy a confident smile once again.
What are dental bridge crowns used for?
As part of your dental bridge, we will create natural-looking crowns that sit on teeth on either side of your missing tooth or teeth. These crowns provide a strong, supportive anchor for the dental bridge to sit on top of, helping to ensure that your bridge stays in place and feels secure.