Dr. Huckin is happy to provide dental bridges for our Dallas, Texas patients. Dental bridges are oral appliances that are secured to surrounding, healthy teeth or implants. A dental bridge is often used to replace one or several consecutive missing teeth and help restore the look of your smile as well as the function of your bite.
It is essential to replace any missing teeth as soon as possible to reduce the risk of further damage or complications. When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth quickly begin to shift toward the empty space. Additionally, the empty space becomes a good hiding place for bacteria, which can eventually lead to infection. Fortunately, Dr. Huckin offers customized dental bridges to meet the needs of your smile in a timely manner.
THE DENTAL BRIDGE PROCESS
Receiving a dental bridge often requires more than one visit to our office. When it is determined that you need a dental bridge, Dr. Huckin will schedule you for a thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums, and jaw to ensure that you are a good candidate. The surrounding teeth will then be prepared for your new dental bridge. Then, Dr. Huckin will take dental impressions to send off to our labs so that we can create your customized dental bridge. You will be given a temporary bridge while your dental bridge is being created. Once your dental bridge is created, we will schedule another appointment for you to return to our office so that we can attach it to your neighboring teeth.
IMPLANT-SECURED DENTAL BRIDGE
Often, dental implants can be used to secure a dental bridge where several consecutive teeth are missing. Dental implants use a tiny titanium post that is implanted into the jaw bone. This creates a stable foundation for your dental bridge and can help your dental bridge be even more durable.
There are several benefits to an implant secured dental bridge, including:
- Helps prevent bone loss around the missing teeth
- No need to degrade healthy surrounding teeth
- They look and function like regular teeth
- No need for unnatural adhesive
If you are interested in learning more about our implant-secured dental bridges, schedule an appointment today for a consultation with Dr. Huckin!