About Dental Bridges
A dental bridge closes in the hole between the teeth with a false tooth that is attached to a crown, which is placed over the next tooth. The fake tooth attaches to the crown with a pontic. Our dentists provide several options for bridges at Creek Crossing Dental Care and Orthodontics in Mesquite, TX which include, a cantilever bridge that surrounds the connected crown; a Maryland bridge, also known as a resin-bonded bridge that connects the false tooth with extensions; or a crown that uses framework cemented to the surrounding natural teeth.
"The staff is very nice and my visit took less than an hour"- C.S. / Google / Sep 26, 2018
"Dr. B. did a fantastic job on fitting me for a new crown. The deadening took longer than usual but he was never in a rush. He talked me through the entire process. Also, I would be remissed, if I didn't talk about his wonderful assistant. I was very nervous as I always am but she calmed me down, and she was very attentive. Upon my way out, the front desk staff was also wonderful. Keep up the good work!"- D.S. / Google / Sep 18, 2018
"The staff here are amazing. They treat you with lots of kindness and warmth. Everyone from management to the medical team are all professional. I couldn't have asked for a better dental team than this group of individuals. Plus they are very time conscious. Thank you so much for your care."- M.A. / Google / Sep 13, 2018
"Literally an enjoyable bi-annual teeth cleaning experience! I appreciate the skilled, quick & funny tech"- M. / Google / Sep 05, 2018
"The staff here are amazing. They treat you with lots of kindness and warmth. Everyone from management to the medical team are all professional. I cannot have asked for a better dental team than this group of individuals. Plus they are very time conscious. Thank you so much for your care."- M.A. / Google / May 31, 2018
What to Expect
To prepare the teeth for the bridge, our dentists will file down the abutment tooth to produce adequate room for the dental crown. Once the teeth are equipped for the crown, digital X-rays will be made so that a full visual can be attained and these, along with the hard impressions will be sent to the lab where the permanent bridge is manufactured. Our dentists will fit the individual's teeth with temporary crowns for protection until the final bridge is ready. When the bridge is ready, our dentists will fasten the bridge and realign the fit for a natural look and comfort.
Professional bridges for the teeth can last for years as long as professional dental exams at Creek Crossing Dental Care and Orthodontics in Mesquite, TX continue each year. It is also crucial that in addition to professional cleanings, patients focus incorporate a thorough at-home oral health regime. This includes, brushing twice a day and flossing, which will allow the dental work to last as long as possible.
Dental insurance generally takes care of a decent portion of the overall fee for professional bridges. The patient's coverage will depend on the insurance plan, but our insurance coordinators at Creek Crossing Dental Care and Orthodontics will confirm with your provider to understand as to what the patient may owe. Our office takes a variety of insurance plans. Patients without insurance may benefit from one of our credit programs.
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Smile Without Gaps
Oversized spaces between teeth, as well as missing teeth can discourage you from realizing your best smile. Talk to our dentists at Creek Crossing Dental Care and Orthodontics about dental bridges so that those gaps can be filled in with pearly white teeth. Bridges not only improve a beautiful smile, they can strengthen your oral hygiene for a strong and healthy mouth.