Bridgework can restore your arch of teeth when one or more are missing. We provide custom bridgework designed to look and feel natural in your mouth, restoring form and function and providing a brilliantly aesthetic result.
A dental bridge can be the perfect option to replace a missing tooth and protect remaining teeth. Schedule a consultation today.
Need to bridge gaps left by missing teeth? Our Kerrville dentist’s office provides customized bridgework to replace missing teeth, restoring your smile with form, functionality, and aesthetics.
If you are missing one or more teeth, your adjacent teeth are in danger. Empty spaces where teeth used to be allow adjacent teeth to drift, become loose, and fall out, and makes them more prone to decay and cracking. A bridge can help prevent additional tooth loss by providing support, and enable natural speaking and chewing by restoring the surface.
A bridge is a restoration that looks like the tooth or several teeth which it is replacing. Bridgework generally involves several visits. First, impressions are made of your teeth. Second, the adjacent, or abutment teeth are prepared to accept supportive crowns. The customized crowns are installed, and the bridge attached to the crowns.
A bridge can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years before needing replacing. Bridges can help prevent adjacent teeth from drifting, but do not prevent bone loss in the jawbone below the site of the missing tooth. You should carefully floss around your bridgework, brush regularly, and keep your biannual appointments with your dentist to make your bridge last as long as possible.
Are you ready for a bridge? Call your Kerrville restorative dentist at (830) 257-4900 and schedule an appointment today!