Are you hiding your smile due to missing one or more of your teeth? If so, you may want to consider dental bridges. At Tracey Dental, we are committed to using cutting-edge technology and procedures to deliver quality, affordable restorations. You can smile with confidence once again.
Types of Bridges
Traditional Dental Bridges: These are the most common types of bridges. They involve placing crowns on teeth or dental implants on either side of the gap, with one or more artificial teeth held in between. These bridges are usually made of porcelain fused to metal or ceramic.
Cantilever Bridges: These restorations work well when there is an adjacent tooth only on one side of the gap, meaning that there is only one abutment supporting the pontics. In some cases, these types of bridges act as levers, resulting in complications including fractured teeth or loosened crowns.
Maryland Bonded Bridges: These conservative alternatives to traditional bridges consist of pontics held in place by metal or porcelain frameworks bonded to the backs of neighboring teeth, without the need for using crowns as abutments.
Keep Your Smile Bright & Healthy
Make sure to brush your teeth and to floss daily to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease which can potentially lead to tooth loss. It’s important that you schedule your routine exams and cleanings so that we can identify and treat any conditions at an early stage when treatment has better outcomes. Proper oral care will allow you to enjoy a healthy smile for years to come!
The Dental Bridge Procedure
During your first appointment, we will prepare the abutment teeth, which involves recontouring to allow room for placing a crown. Next, we make impressions of your teeth to serve as a model to create your bridge, pontics and crowns. We will place a temporary bridge to protect your exposed teeth and gums while waiting for your permanent restoration. During a follow-up visit, we will fit you with your new dental bridge and adjust it for a comfortable fit.
Contact your trusted team at Tracey Dental in McKinney, TX to learn more about our quality, natural-looking dental bridges. We look forward to helping you restore your healthy, confident smile. Call us today!