A dental bridge is a natural-looking fixed restoration used to fill the space left by a missing tooth. Bridges commonly attach to the teeth on either side of the missing space with crowns or dental implants. A bridge can be designed to replace one missing tooth, or several consecutive teeth when necessary. Their secure fit allows you to chew, speak, smile, and perform other activities with confidence. Bridges also protect your surrounding natural teeth from becoming misaligned and creating bite and jaw problems. They are an effective way to improve your appearance while maintaining oral health.
The process to fabricate a bridge and ensure that it fits comfortably and seamlessly alongside your other teeth typically will take two visits to our office. The dentist will need to reduce the size of teeth that will have crowns. These abutment teeth, as they are called, must be healthy enough to support the crown and bridge. If they are decayed or broken, we will opt to either build them up or have them replaced with dental implants in order to support a crown. Once your abutment teeth or implants are prepared an impression is taken and sent to our dental lab to be fabricated. During this time we’ll make you a temporary bridge to wear to protect your teeth and gums. You’ll return to our office in a couple of weeks to have the permanent restoration fitted and cemented in to place.
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“High quality dental services coupled with caring, attentive dentists, assistants, hygienists, and front office personnel. You will not find a better experience for all your dental needs from the moment you walk in the front door. I cannot say enough about the wonderful people at Williams Family Dentistry! They deserve 10 stars!”
“Williams Family Dentistry has provided outstanding service! They genuinely care about you and providing the best care. As a young adult with my own insurance having to choose my care providers for the first time I couldn’t have made a better choice. I can’t thank them enough for all that they do, and I will continue to come here for as long as I live in College Station!”
“This dental group is outstanding! They are professional and very inviting! Dental work can be scary stuff! I know it was for me, but they eased all my tension and I felt valued and very comfortable instantly after talking with this dental family. They are phenomenal and I recommend everyone go here! They do fantastic work and have given my mouth a complete makeover in very little time with no pain afterward! Amazing group! Friendly and do outstanding work! Very impressive!!!”
1511 Emerald Plaza
College Station, TX
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