Having a tooth fall out isn’t just a problem with your appearance, these gaps in your teeth can also lead to other problems for your teeth.
When you are missing a tooth, the rest of your teeth can shift unfavorably leading to more tension when you bite, chew and speak. A dental bridge is a false tooth that is supported by either your natural teeth, dental implants or both.
At Glorious Smiles in Flower Mound, TX in Flower Mound, TX, Dr. Lopez Bhushan offers custom-made bridges with high-quality materials to help give you back your smile. If you have missing teeth, schedule an appointment to learn about your treatment options with a fixed dental bridge.
Missing teeth can impact the overall health of your mouth. Spaces in your smile can lead to several issues including: shifting of teeth, problems with your bite, be it an underbite, crossbite, or an overbite, as well as gum and jawbone atrophy. Dr. Lopez Bhushan will examine your teeth, gums, and jaw to help you select the best type of bridge (cantilever, traditional, resin bonded, or Maryland bonded) and material (ceramic, porcelain, porcelain fused into metal, or metal).
What to Expect
Dr. Lopez Bhushan will take dental impressions so your bridge can be created. Usually a temporary bridge will be used while your custom one is being made. When your bridge is ready, it will be connected to the implant. Dr. Lopez Bhushan will make sure the bridge is comfortable and there is no irritation when you bite down.
After your bridge has been placed, you may need to schedule a follow-up appointment at Glorious Smiles in Flower Mound, TX to have the bridge adjusted so it fits perfectly. Dr. Lopez Bhushan will also show you how to keep the bridge clean as well as let you know of any foods to be avoided temporarily. If you properly care for your custom bridge, it can stay in place for many years. You need to continue to attend appointments at Glorious Smiles in Flower Mound, TX to get an annual dental examination and bi-annual cleanings.
Dental bridges are sometimes partially covered by most dental insurance companies. We will determine how much your insurance will pay for the procedure.