Providing Dallas Dental Bridges in Garland, TX
When one or more teeth are missing from your mouth, you have several options to replace them. Some opt to receive individual dental implants, but this can be a costly procedure and is generally not covered by insurance. Others choose removable partial dentures, which can present certain challenges for care and maintenance, and which can feel unsteady in the mouth. For a solid, dependable fit at a lower cost, cosmetic dentist Dr. Kerbel is pleased to offer Dallas with fixed dental bridges to fill the gaps in your smile.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are short rows of prosthetic teeth fastened together into one piece and used to replace lost or extracted teeth. Different types of bridges are secured in place using different methods. Some use a metal strip which runs behind the other teeth. Some can be secured using one or more dental implants for multiple teeth. And some have a dental crown at each end to be fastened over healthy “anchor teeth” on either side of the gap.
Implant Supported Bridges vs Dental Crown Supported Bridges
Each option for securing your bridge offers its own pros and cons. Implant-supported bridges offer the maximum stability and don’t require any alterations to the healthy teeth beside them. Crown-secured bridges are generally cheaper, faster, and don’t require surgery to receive. We can help you decide which tooth replacement option is right for you during you initial consultation.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
A secured dental bridge is a stable, sturdy way to replace missing teeth. Unlike removable prosthetics, they remain solidly in place as you eat, speak, and smile, minimizing hassle and discomfort. Dental bridges appear natural and beautiful, just like your original teeth. And while an empty gap in your mouth encourages other teeth to drift into the space, a bridge prevents this from happening, keeping the rest of your smile straight and healthy.
Schedule an Appointment
Dr. Kerbel is always pleased to help restore a smile which has been damaged. At our office, we provide a full range of treatment options for missing or severely damaged teeth. Contact us today to schedule your appointment, and start down the path to a whole, perfect smile.