Dental Bridges in Taylor, TX

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What Are Dental Bridges?

The loss of a tooth or teeth can certainly bring about concern for your dental health, as well as the look of your grin. Tooth loss, in any amount, can make it harder to eat and speak as you did before. Missing teeth can also cause changes in the way your teeth fit together since remaining teeth have a tendency to drift into gaps left by tooth loss. This may cause tension in your jaw over time, along with several other concerns. To help Taylor, TX patients replace missing teeth, our skilled team of general dentists is pleased to offer dental bridge restorations. A bridge addresses the loss of teeth by attaching to adjacent teeth or a set of dental implants. If you need a viable tooth replacement, talk with the team at ACE Dental of Taylor. We may customize natural-looking dental bridges to restore your ability to eat and smile with renewed confidence.

Is a Dental Bridge Ideal for You?

A dental bridge may be a good option for you if you are missing one or more teeth within a portion of your mouth. However, the teeth on either side of the open space must be in good health and supported by healthy bone and gum tissues. As prosthodontics, bridges may be fabricated from porcelain, high noble metals, or a blend of both and typically include a series of dental crowns molded into a single appliance. The ends of the bridge (abutments) will fit over neighboring teeth while the center unit (pontic) functions as a false tooth. A bridge may also be supported by dental implants in some instances. During your consultation at ACE Dental of Taylor, our dental experts can help you decide if a dental bridge is ideal for your needs and choose the bridge material and type best suited for your goals.

What Is the Treatment Process?

In many instances, dental bridges are completed within two dental appointments. At your first visit, we will numb the area for comfort but may also administer nitrous oxide gas to help you feel more at ease. A portion of the enamel will be removed from the support teeth so your bridge can fit evenly in your mouth. When your teeth have been prepared, a digital iTero impression will be taken and used by a dental lab to custom-craft your tooth replacement. We may have you wear a temporary bridge over the area for about 1 – 2 weeks while your bridge is being made. Our team will schedule you to come back in for a second visit, during which we will bond your new bridge to your prepared teeth or anchor it to a set of previously placed dental implants.

Caring for Your Tooth Replacement

Your custom dental bridge should provide a natural look and function for your teeth. We can adjust your restoration as needed to create an even, comfortable bite. Special instructions on brushing and flossing around your bridge will be provided by our team. Please keep in mind that decay can still develop underneath the bridge so it is important to maintain good oral hygiene each day and attend routine dental cleanings with our team at ACE Dental of Taylor. During your routine exams, we will check the health of your support teeth (or implants) and bridge. However, dental bridges may serve your tooth replacement needs for several years with proper oral care.

Will Insurance Cover Dental Bridges?

Tooth replacement restorations, such as dental bridges, may be partially covered under dental insurance benefits. To learn about your individual policy, our business specialist will contact your provider and then let you know about any out-of-pocket costs. At ACE Dental of Taylor, we understand the importance of replacing missing teeth and offer affordable treatment options to help meet your needs. Our team can help you select a payment solution ideal for your budget or help you apply for healthcare financing.

Replace Missing Teeth With a Dental Bridge

While tooth loss may or may not affect how you feel about your smile, missing teeth in any amount can cause several oral health issues if they are not replaced. A dental bridge from our Taylor, TX dentists offers a natural-looking tooth replacement option that can restore your ability to eat, smile, and talk with greater confidence. Reserve your appointment at ACE Dental of Taylor for more on completing your smile by replacing missing teeth with a custom dental bridge.

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