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.
What are people saying?
“Williams Family Dentistry is amazing! I’m absolutely terrified of dentists, but their caring staff ensures that my fears are acknowledged and assists me with finding ways to overcome them. They are the only dental office that I trust. They take great care of their patients and I will never go anywhere else.”
“I’ve seen multiple other dentists in town over the years and am so happy I switched to Williams Family Dentistry! Everyone who works there is so friendly and I feel like they are much more thorough than any other place I’ve been to before. Highly recommend!”
“Everyone at Williams Family Dentistry is very friendly and ready to help you in any way they can. Melanie is an amazing hygienist and I appreciate her skills and knowledge every time I am there. Dr. Shanna is a wonderful dentist. Her care and compassion for her patients is amazing. She is a great addition to a wonderful family of dentists.”
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College Station, TX
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