Dental Bridges in Midland, TX
Dental Bridges Near Me
If you're concerned about gaps in your teeth, you may be eligible for dental bridges. These can fill in your smile, and they can look and feel quite natural. Dr. Esho and our team at Basin Dental would be happy to speak with you about the possibility of getting a bridge.
Are Dental Bridges Right for Me?
Patients from the Midland area who have one or more missing teeth may benefit from bridges. Usually, it doesn't matter why a tooth, or teeth, might be missing. What is important is that there are healthy teeth or sturdy implants next to the gaps. A bridge consists of a false tooth (or teeth), and it also has a crown(s) that's affixed to a natural tooth (or teeth) or dental implants. A bridge can fix bite problems, help with chewing, improve the appearance of a smile, and keep other teeth from shifting.
Types of Dental Bridges
As mentioned, the bridge has two main parts. The false teeth are called pontics, and they can be made of gold, alloys, ceramic, porcelain, or composites. Then, there are the crowns that have been placed on teeth that are on either side of the gap. If those crowns go on natural teeth, the bridge is called a traditional fixed bridge. Sometimes, our patients from Midland have bridges that go in between dental implants, and those are called implant-supported bridges. If a pontic is only connected to one anchor tooth, then the product is called a cantilever bridge. Finally, a Maryland dental bridge, also called a resin-bonded bridge, consists of pontics affixed to a metal or porcelain framework that has been bonded to the back of the anchor teeth. These are often used when the front teeth are missing.
What to Expect Regarding Dental Bridges
During your first consultation with us, we'll check out how your abutment/anchor teeth are doing. Dr. Esho will likely need to remove a part of the enamel and dentin to prepare for the crown. We'll take scans or impressions of your teeth in order to prepare the final product. Before it's ready, we'll provide you with a temporary bridge. During the next visit, Dr. Esho will replace your temporary bridge with your permanent bridge and make sure everything fits correctly.
If you've been searching for dental bridges, feel free to turn to our practice. At Basin Dental, we focus on providing friendly service and want all of our patients from Midland to feel comfortable in our office. Please reach out with any questions or if you have any concerns. Call to set up an appointment with Dr. Esho.