Dental Bridges

Dental Frontiers & Associates

Family Dentistry & Aesthetic Dentists located in Tomball, TX

Dental bridges are an effective way to fill in gaps left by missing teeth. At Dental Frontiers & Associates in Tomball, Texas, Anthony Garza, DDS, efficiently places dental bridges using anchoring crowns to complete your smile. Call the office or book an appointment online today if you have missing teeth that might benefit from a quality dental bridge.

Dental Bridges Q&A

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges feature a prosthetic tooth or teeth that fill in a gap in your smile; either end of the bridge affixes to a crown on the teeth surrounding the gap. 

Dental bridges look natural, making your smile complete. Plus, they prevent your remaining teeth from shifting and altering the look of your smile and the function of your bite. Bridges help prevent changes in your chewing ability or speech quality. 

Dental Frontiers & Associates provides strong, durable dental bridges. 

Who benefits from a dental bridge?

People who have missing teeth due to decay, injury, or gum disease may elect to have a dental bridge fill the gap left in their bite. The most common bridge uses crowns that cover your natural teeth surrounding the gap. That requires filing down the surrounding teeth to place the crowns.

Maryland bonded bridges feature wings that adhere to the tongue side of your natural teeth. They don’t require any tooth preparation prior to placement and are often preferable for front teeth.

Cantilever bridges are sometimes used when you have one tooth next to a space left by a missing tooth. A cantilever bridge still attaches to a crown, but only on one side. 

What is the process for getting a dental bridge?

Dental Frontiers & Associates customizes your dental bridge to your bite. Your bridge matches your other teeth in size and color. 

To place a traditional bridge, Dr. Garza first prepares the teeth on either side of the gap. He files them down somewhat to fit the crowns that anchor the prosthetic tooth.

He takes digital impressions to create a virtual model of your teeth and transmits the images to a lab immediately to expedite the creation of the bridge. 

Once the bridge arrives at Dental Frontiers & Associates, you come in for placement. Dr. Garza uses strong, biocompatible adhesive to hold the bridge in place. 

How do I care for a dental bridge?

With good oral hygiene, your dental bridge can last seven or more years. Good hygiene involves twice-daily brushing, daily flossing, and regular visits to Dental Frontiers & Associates. Stick to a healthy diet and avoid excessive sugar from candy and sodas to further protect your bridge and natural teeth.

To learn more about dental bridges and whether you’re a candidate, call Dental Frontiers & Associates or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.