Why patients might consider a dental bridge

Everyone wants to look their best, and with the smile being the first impression given to others during an initial meeting, it is important to address aesthetic problems of the teeth and gums. This includes tooth loss, which can negatively impact the appearance of the smile and make patients feel self-conscious about how they look to others. It can also dampen a first impression with other adults, either in work or personal relationships.

Tooth loss goes beyond just cosmetics—it can also cause various issues over time. Missing teeth can cause gaps that may result in shifting of the other teeth to compensate. Poor bite alignment is another issue that can occur if patients do not replace their missing teeth as soon as possible. Situations such as this may require orthodontic treatment to repair.

Instead, many patients choose an economical solution such as the dental bridge. Dental bridges are popular for many reasons, and may be right for an individual based on their unique needs. Here are some benefits of dental bridges:

  • Dental bridges can replace one or more teeth in a row. The bridge is made with false teeth fused to crowns on each end, which are bonded over the adjacent teeth. This allows for versatile placement.
  • Dental bridges are made from materials such as ceramic or porcelain. This ensures the restoration is beautiful and matches the existing smile for seamless integration.
  • Dental bridges use the adjacent teeth for support. However, this doesn’t mean that these teeth are not still at risk of developing cavities or disease. Patients need to see their dentist regularly for evaluations to ensure the smile is healthy.
  • Dental bridges are often a more affordable option when compared with dental implants. While dental implants are a wonderful solution for many of our patients, not everyone has the budget to place them. Patients with dental insurance plans may also find that they have benefits that can be used to reduce the cost of dental bridges.

Discuss the possibilities of a dental bridge with Dr. Arturo Garcia

Patients in the area of Austin, TX who are ready to learn more about dental bridges and other tooth replacement options are welcome to book a consultation visit with our team at Smiles by Garcia. Call (512) 402-5872 and visit the office at 2530 Walsh Tarlton Lane, Suite 210.

Reasons Why a Patient May Need a Dental Bridge Restoration

Porcelain Crowns & Bridges  Austin, TX

At Smiles by Garcia, our Austin, TX dentist is focused on providing patients with solutions for repairing their smiles. Porcelain dental bridges are a common request and may be a wonderful solution for patients seeking beauty, function, and affordability.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic that is typically created from porcelain, a material that has the same appearance of natural tooth enamel. Bridges are bonded in place and can last many years when patients are actively caring for them. Dental bridges are a great “middle of the road” option for patients who want something more permanent than a partial denture but less expensive than a dental implant.

Who is a candidate for a dental bridge?

Porcelain bridges can be used on most patients who need to replace one or more teeth in a row yet have existing teeth on each side for support of the bridge. In some situations, the dentist can place a dental implant to act as a support if there is no tooth on one or both sides. However, this can greatly increase the cost of treatment and alternatives should be considered if dental insurance does not provide benefits to a patient for this work.

Why choose dental bridges?

A dental bridge has many benefits. It is a strong and durable option, using adjacent teeth for support. It is not removable like a partial denture. It requires extra care to brush and floss underneath the false teeth, but overall, it will last many years with proper care. Dr. Arturo Garcia and his team may also suggest dental bridges if patients do not want a removable restoration such as a partial denture. Dental bridges are custom made with a patient’s input to ensure their false teeth blend in with the rest of the smile.

Are you ready to discuss the possibility of dental bridges with your dentist?

Contact Dr. Arturo Garcia of Smiles by Garcia to discuss the benefits of treating tooth loss with a traditional dental bridge. Our practice is committed to offering restorations that are made with natural-looking materials for seamless integration into the rest of the smile. Cosmetic enhancement is just a phone call away! Call (512) 402-5872 and visit the practice at 2530 Walsh Tarlton Lane, Suite 210. Austin, TX area patients are welcome to start working with our dedicated team of professionals.