A dental bridge is a great way to improve your smile.
If you need to replace a single tooth, or two more teeth in a row, you may want to consider talking to our dentist, Dr. Michael Mullen about a dental bridge in El Paso, Texas. Not everyone is a good candidate for implants, and they may be cost-prohibitive for some people. Dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth, but some people have trouble wearing them. If an implant or dentures are not for you, a bridge may work very well.
A bridge is a fixed restoration. It is cemented in place and cannot be removed by anyone but your dentist. A bridge is attached to either a pair of dental implants, or a pair of crowns, and spans the gap left by your missing teeth. In many cases, a bridge is completed in two office visits. In the first visit, an impression will be made of the affected area of your mouth, which will be used to make your new bridge. If the bridge will be anchored to crowns, your teeth will be prepared for your new crowns at this time. During your second visit, the dentist will fix the crown in place.
A bridge can last for many years when properly cared for. You will need to continue your regular brushing and flossing routine, since crowns and implants need healthy gums to function well.
You don’t have to live with missing teeth. If you are ready to improve your appearance and your ability to speak and to eat, we’ll be happy to see you for a consultation. Reach out to our office for an appointment by calling 915-593-1900 today.