A dental bridge is a dental restoration used to fill gaps left by missing teeth. They consist of one or more false teeth that rely on your natural teeth for support.
Dental bridges are an effective solution for missing teeth. They prevent teeth from shifting, which can cause your bite to become misaligned, and fully restore your oral functions.
How Do Dental Bridges Work?
First, we will prepare the neighboring teeth by cleaning them and filing them down so that the crowns that act as anchors for the bridge can fit properly.
Once the neighboring teeth are properly prepared, the dental bridge will be placed. We will place a temporary bridge while your permanent bridge is being prepared. These permanent bridges can last for many years with proper oral hygiene, maybe even a lifetime.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are a practical, affordable, and natural-looking way to replace missing teeth. At Texas Sage Dentistry, we offer many types of bridges, including fixed, removable, and fixed-removable. Our dental team will discuss with you to determine the ideal solution.
How Do I Care for a Dental Bridge?
Caring for a dental bridge is similar to caring for your natural teeth. You should:
- Brush and floss daily.
- Maintain good oral hygiene to keep your bridge looking and feeling great.
- Avoid chewing on hard items like ice, hard candy, and popcorn kernels.
You can reach out to our dental practice at (972) 562-0197, visit Dentist McKinney TX at 400 North Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069, or book an appointment online for a consultation with our dentists.