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.