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Dental Bridges – Irving, TX

Personalized Designs That Last

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If you are missing one or more teeth and there is at least one serviceable tooth on both sides of the space where the tooth/teeth is/are missing, one acceptable option for replacement, used for many years in dentistry, is the dental bridge. It is made out of porcelain that is designed to replace missing teeth in the most natural way possible. This procedure usually takes two to three appointments to complete and is very similar to having a crown placed on a tooth. Keep reading to learn more about dental bridges or reach out to our office to schedule an initial consultation!

Why Choose 21st Century Dental of Irving for Dental Bridges?

  • Durable, Lasting Tooth Replacement
  • High-Quality Materials & Customized Design
  • Reliable & Skilled Office Staff

What is a Dental Bridge?

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A dental bridge is a restoration typically consisting of two dental crowns connected by pontics (artificial teeth). In many cases, it is specifically designed to replace one to three missing teeth in a row. Our team utilizes porcelain to construct the bridge, providing a lifelike and reliable solution for renewing your smile.

Types of Dental Bridges

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Once you’ve scheduled a consultation with our team, we’ll need to thoroughly evaluate your oral health and discuss your smile goals and concerns to determine if a dental bridge is best for you. Depending on your situation, we might consider providing one of the following types of solutions in your treatment plan:

Traditional Dental Bridge

Traditional dental bridges usually replace one to three consecutively missing teeth. The two dental crowns will need to be supported via the adjacent natural teeth on either side of the gap. To do this, we’ll need to remove a small amount of your enamel to make room for your prosthetic, that way your results don’t appear bulky or feel unnatural. Your results should be able to last around 10 years with proper care.

Implant Bridge

If you have more than three missing teeth in a row, then you might consider getting an implant bridge instead. Not only can this option replace more pearly whites than traditional bridges, but it also involves embedding dental implants into your jawbone to secure your prosthetic in place. Of course, our team will need to ensure that you’re free of any issues like decay and gum disease beforehand, and you’ll need to have sufficient jawbone density to support the metal posts. Once you’ve received your implant bridge, you might expect them to go for decades to a lifetime so long as you take proper care of them.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

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With a dental bridge, you’ll be free to make the most of a wide range of advantages, including:

  • Increased oral health
  • Simple cleaning and maintenance
  • Natural-looking and durable dental materials
  • Preserve current tooth alignment
  • Maintain strong jawbone with implant bridges
  • Can last around 10 years with traditional bridges and 30+ years with implant bridges