Dental Bridges – Mount Pleasant, TX
An Affordable Tooth Replacement Option
Tooth loss is an issue that affects numerous people all across the country. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one of their teeth. The good news is that just because you are missing teeth doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life with unsightly gaps in your smile. Dr. Robert C. Sikes offers customized dental bridges in Mount Pleasant as an affordable tooth replacement option to fill in those empty spaces left behind by one or more missing teeth in a row. Give us a call to learn more and get started with an initial consultation!
Why Choose Robert C. Sikes, DDS for Dental Bridges?
- Partnered with Mouth Pleasant Dental Lab
- Customized for Optimal Comfort
- Flexible Financing Options Available
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a type of restoration that is used to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. This could be anywhere from one tooth to four teeth in a row. The bridge is composed of two crowns and a number of replacement teeth known as “pontics.” The crowns are anchored on the adjacent teeth or implants depending on the type of bridge that you opt for. Bridges can be made out of a variety of different materials, but porcelain is generally the ideal choice for a strong, natural-looking restoration.
Types of Dental Bridges
If it is determined that you make a good candidate for a dental bridge, there are two different types that you could end up with. Here is what each one entails:
If you still have healthy teeth on each side of the gap that needs to be filled in, a traditional bridge is ideal. The teeth that support crowns are known as “abutment teeth,” and they need to be slightly altered for the bridge to fit properly. This type of restoration can be placed in just a few visits and are typically less pricy than their implant alternative.
Dental implant bridges can be used when there are three or more missing teeth in a row. Instead of being placed over abutment teeth, the crowns are secured to the titanium implants that merge with the jawbone and act as artificial tooth roots. Implant bridges last longer than traditional bridges on average and help to prevent jawbone deterioration in the future as a result of tooth loss.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
The dental bridge is a relatively simple, yet cost-effective option for replacing missing teeth. In addition to providing strength and stability for chewing and speaking, they help to maintain the shape of your face. They also help to keep your natural teeth from shifting out of place and causing misalignment issues in the long run.