Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges Provide Restorative Benefits

Crystal Creek Dental in Plano is your source for dental bridges. Dental bridges are a great way to restore the normal function and strength of your bite. Bridges can be cosmetic or restorative in their use. Dental bridges allow you to chew more naturally and help you speak more clearly. Dental bridges also help jaw alignment and enunciation.

What is a dental bridge?

Like the name says, dental bridges “bridge” the gap caused by missing teeth. They’re ideal when a situation calls for one or several teeth are abutted by healthy teeth. A kind of reinforcing crown slips over each tooth next to the gap. The bridge itself connects to the reinforcing crown, which prevents damage or wears to the abutting teeth. Artificial teeth made of metal alloys, gold or porcelain are fixed into a plastic base that sits in a frame of wire. Bridges are very long-lasting and can stay in place for over 20 years.

Two common kinds of bridges are:

  • Implant-supported dental bridge. Implanted-supported dental bridges work well when there aren’t two healthy teeth to hold the bridge in place. In such a case, two implants are used instead. Two small titanium rods are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Next, a reinforced crown is placed on each of the gap-abutting implants. The dental bridge itself will be attached to the gap-abutting reinforced crowns. This approach is much less expensive than using a dental implant to replace each tooth. It’s also quicker.
  • Traditional. Traditional dental bridges are attached to the teeth on both sides of a gap caused by missing teeth. As we discussed above, a crown is placed on each of the teeth on both sides of the gap to reinforce and protect those teeth. The bridge is then attached to the abutting reinforced teeth.

Why you should consider dental bridges from Crystal Creek Dental in Plano

Bridges are long-lasting and strong. Placing traditional dental bridges is a straightforward process that is non-surgical and requires no drilling.

Dental bridges also:

  • Return your bite and ability to chew to normal.
  • Give you a bright, healthy smile
  • Improve your speech and enunciation.
  • Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting
  • Are less expensive than multiple implants.

We offer the best dental bridges at Crystal Creek Dental in Plano. Book an appointment with us today.