Dental Bridges in San Antonio, TX
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What Are Dental Bridges?
When one or a few of your teeth have fallen out, it is not just a cosmetic issue — missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to move out of position. This may result in more tension when biting, increased pain during chewing, or even trouble speaking. A dental bridge improves the appearance and health of your mouth by filling in spaces using a false tooth that is supported by either your natural teeth, dental implants, or both. At Leon Springs Dental Center in San Antonio, TX, our team offers custom-made bridges with high-quality materials to help restore your smile. If you have gaps in your smile, please schedule a consultation with our team to learn more about your treatment options with a dental bridge.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Bridges?
Missing teeth are not just a cosmetic problem — gaps between your teeth may also have a powerful impact on the health of your mouth. The fact is: your mouth is balanced carefully and a gap can affect its function. Over time, a missing tooth can lead to the shifting of the alignment of your teeth, causing bite problems (underbite, crossbite, overbite) and atrophy of the gums and jawbone. To place a bridge, the surrounding teeth must be healthy enough to hold the restoration, including good density in the jawbone and gums. Dr. Walker will examine your teeth, gums, and jaw during your consultation to help you choose the best type of bridge (traditional, cantilever, Maryland bonded, or resin bonded) and material (porcelain, ceramic, metal, and porcelain fused to metal).
What are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
Gaps in your smile can impact your oral health and make you feel unsure about your appearance. A dental bridge is a durable, dependable restoration that can:
- Prevent remaining teeth from shifting in your mouth: Dental bridges keep your natural teeth in their proper positions.
- Restore your ability to chew and speak: Missing teeth can make it difficult to enjoy foods that you used to love or pronounce words correctly.
- Improve facial structure: Restorations provide support for the cheeks and lips, which helps maintain your natural face shape.
- Prevent bone loss in the jaw: When missing teeth cause the jawbone to deteriorate over time, a bridge can keep your jaw healthy and strong.
- Boost your self-confidence: You deserve to feel confident in both your appearance and oral health! Dental bridges give you a restored, beautiful smile that you can be proud of.
What Should I Expect from Dental Bridge Treatment?
After your teeth are prepped, our team at Leon Springs Dental Center will take digital images and dental impressions so your bridge can be created. A temporary bridge or restoration can be used while your custom one is crafted. As soon as your restoration is ready, your mouth may be numbed with local anesthesia. Other sedation methods may be discussed if you have anxiety or a strong gag reflex so you will be comfortable during the procedure. Your custom bridge can be glued in its position or connected to dental implants, depending on the support you selected at your consultation. Our team in San Antonio, TX will carefully adjust the fit of the bridge so it is comfortable in your mouth and stable.
Leon Springs Dental Center Reviews
Amazing dental office that I now consider my regular dentist. Thorough, considerate and very professional, great team!
We have gone to many dentists in the past, even a family member, and this is by far the best experience we have had. Office staff is amandine and the dentists and hygienists are kind and caring
The sweetest people work here. I have been terrified of the dentist forever from bad experiences before so i came into this appointment with a lot of fear and although i still would rather not be at the dentist the staff was so amazing and made me feel comfortable the whole time.
Highly recommended Definitely a group of professional team
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Restore Your Smile
Even if you don't mind how you look with a gap from a missing tooth, it can turn into a more expensive problem if you don't get it fixed. Make a consultation with a member of our dental team to learn more about bridge restorations and the options that match your unique needs. Leon Springs Dental Center is proud to offer custom dental restorations that can improve the appearance and health of your teeth. Contact our team in San Antonio, TX to schedule your consultation.