Modern advancements in dentistry allow us to preserve your natural teeth for longer. Unfortunately, despite these advancements, tooth loss is still a common problem. We can treat consecutive missing teeth with dental bridges in Weatherford. We use the latest materials and techniques to create a durable and aesthetically pleasing restoration to match your natural teeth, so you can smile confidently.
A dental bridge is the most traditional option to replace one or more missing teeth in a row. We recreate the portions of your lost teeth visible above the gumline from all-ceramic material. The restoration is held in place by bonding dental crowns over your adjacent teeth. This provides an affordable and convenient solution to enjoy a complete, functional smile. With the right aftercare, your bridge can last for a decade or longer.
If you’re ready to treat your missing teeth in Weatherford, your first step is to schedule a consultation. We’ll evaluate your smile to establish a personalized treatment plan. After your consultation, you can expect the process to take about 2 additional appointments.
We’ll begin by performing a thorough cleaning and preparing your abutment teeth for bonding. This involves removing a small amount of enamel to allow the crowns to fit over them. Once your teeth have been prepared, we’ll take an impression of your mouth, which is necessary to get the measurements to create your bridge and crowns.
The mold is sent to the dental lab where it will be carefully crafted to meet your exact specifications. It can take the lab a couple of weeks to finalize your restoration, so we may attach a temporary bridge or crowns while you wait. After the bridge has been sent back to our office, you’ll return to have it bonded in place.
As an alternative to a traditional fixed bridge, many people prefer to support their restoration with dental implants. You don’t need to alter any healthy teeth because the bridge is anchored to the jawbone using 1-2 titanium implant posts.
Replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge offers many advantages, such as:
If you’re ready to enjoy a complete smile again, contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a bridge and crowns. We look forward to restoring a beautiful, functional smile you’ll want to show off.