Are you missing one or more teeth?

Dental Implants Are a Great Solution. However, a Porcelain Bridge may be Another Great Solution. Which Option Is Best For You?


When a tooth is lost, the supporting tooth root is also lost. Millions of people are living without one or more of their teeth, mostly due to accidents or dental diseases like cavities and gum disease. This can make it harder to eat and chew (especially when back teeth are missing) or make for an unattractive smile (when front teeth are missing). A Dental Implant is a small Titanium metal post that is placed into the jawbone and acts as a new tooth root. At Smiles By Garcia the process of placing Dental Implants is usually done in one short appointment and the recovery period is relatively quick and comfortable. The surrounding bone then grows close to the Dental Implant and makes it strong enough to support a new tooth. This healing process typically takes 3-6 months. Then, a replacement tooth (a crown) can be permanently attached to the Dental Implant and the new tooth is ready for smiling and eating. With proper care a Dental Implant and the new tooth can last as long as a healthy, natural tooth. Using Dental Implants to replace missing teeth towards the back of the mouth can be a good option according to Dr. Garcia.


Replacing a missing tooth in the front of the mouth or in the middle of the smile is one of the hardest things to do in Cosmetic Dentistry. Using a Porcelain Bridge as part of a Smile Makeover, Dr. Garcia can expertly match the color, shape and size of the replacement tooth to the shape, size and color of the surrounding porcelain veneers or crowns to create a healthy, beautiful smile. The new Porcelain Bridge and Smile Makeover will not change color over time so the color of your smile will always look even and the same as the first day. Sometimes we see people that have a porcelain bridge in the front of the mouth that was not part of a smile makeover and is surrounded by natural teeth. Porcelain does not change color, but the natural teeth will! In time the porcelain bridge may not match the surrounding natural teeth because natural teeth get darker over time and may cause the bridge to stand out. The tooth color won’t look even.

When the missing tooth is visible in the smile or is in the front of the mouth, using a Porcelain Bridge as a replacement and then using Porcelain Veneers on the surrounding teeth as part of a smile makeover will create a healthy, beautiful, stable cosmetic result. Now, all of the teeth in the smile match and the tooth color looks even because all the teeth are covered with the same type and color of naturally beautiful porcelain. At Smiles By Garcia, Dr. Garcia can usually finish your new smile in just 2 office visits when using a Porcelain Bridge. Your new, beautiful Smile Makeover will look the way you want it to and the color will never darken or change. Also, your new smile is protected by our unique Smile Protection Policy. Dr. Arturo Garcia has placed and restored hundreds of dental implants.

During his 25+ year career Dr. Arturo R. Garcia has created thousands of healthy, beautiful Smile Makeovers and fixed tens of thousands of teeth. Because of his extensive experience and expertise he is known as “Austin’s Cosmetic Dentist”. Call Smiles By Garcia and schedule your free consultation. Find out how Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers, Sedation Dentistry, Dental Implants and Full Mouth Dentistry can help you get the healthy, beautiful smile you have always wanted. Best of all, you can transform your smile in just 2 visits! Our amazing Smile Protection Policy protects your investment in your Smile Makeover.

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