Building Bridges to Healthier Smiles
Filling the gap in your smile after losing a tooth offers a number of benefits, from improving your smile and confidence to restoring proper balance to your bite, and more. With a dental bridge, you can regain your confident smile even if you’ve lost more than one tooth, assuming your lost teeth are adjacent to each other.
A dental bridge consists of one or two replacement teeth, or pontics, that are designed to mimic the healthy, natural teeth that you lost. The pontics are bordered by dental crowns, which are attached to the remaining teeth next to the empty space where your lost tooth/teeth once rested. For patients with one or two missing teeth, a dental bridge can provide a sturdy, lifelike restoration to rebuild their smiles.
In the Office
During your initial consultation and examination, Dr. Chen will discuss what you can expect from your dental bridge, including how to maintain it at home. Your examination will include precise measuring of your teeth and dental ridges, which will guide the building of your dental bridge.
To prepare for the bridge, Dr. Chen will carefully prepare the neighboring teeth by slightly modifying their enamel to accommodate the supportive crowns. Like the bridge’s pontics, the crowns will be made from highly-realistic porcelain for an attractive finish that will be hard to distinguish from your healthy, natural teeth.
If you qualify, Dr. Chen may recommend supporting your dental bridge on one or more dental implants. The small titanium posts can be inserted into your jawbone, and then used to support the bridge without the need for supportive crowns or the alteration of your healthy teeth.
Brighter Smiles at Illume Dental in McKinney, TX
At Illume Dental, we are committed to maintaining an excellent level of service for everyone. Our philosophy is that exceptional dental care begins with a personal relationship with your dentist and dental care team. Therefore, every treatment is tailored to meet your unique needs and exceed your expectations. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Chen, call Illume Dental in McKinney, TX, today at (469) 301-1255. We proudly welcome patients from McKinney, TX, as well as Allen, Plano, Frisco, and all surrounding communities.