Dental Bridges in Fort Worth, TX
A Stable Solution to Renew Your Smile
If you've lost teeth due to an accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a fixed dental bridge to restore your solid smile. A dental bridge not only fills the gap but also prevents the repositioning of your remaining teeth. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face, giving you a more youthful appearance.
What is a Fixed Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns. A fixed dental bridge is joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and one dental crown on each side covering the two abutment teeth. The style of the dental bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health of the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition.
If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, will offer a solid alternative. For a dental bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or dental implant-supported prosthesis instead. With proper care, a fixed dental bridge can last at least 8 to 10 years.