If you have missing teeth, you might want to consider getting a dental bridge to restore your beautiful smile. These prosthetics fill the gaps in your mouth left by missing or extracted teeth. Dental bridges at La Cantera Dental Group are custom-fitted and can restore the natural function and appearance of your smile.
Types of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are anchored in place by the remaining teeth on either side of the gap. We may also need to apply dental implants as anchors if your teeth aren’t strong enough. Patients can pick from a few types of dental bridges based on their preferences. The four main types include:
- Traditional dental bridge
- Cantilever dental bridge
- Maryland dental bridge
- Implant-supported dental bridge
What are the Benefits?
Many patients can enjoy the wonderful benefits of dental bridges! They’re a popular way to restore your smile and your confidence. Some of the advantages you may notice include:
- Smile restoration
- Improved ability to eat and speak normally
- Maintain normal facial structure
- Prevent remaining teeth from shifting
Good Candidates for Dental Bridges
Besides those who are missing one or more natural teeth, patients must also fit under certain categories to get dental bridges. This will ensure the protection of the dental prosthetic and the health of your mouth.
Ideal candidates for bridges include those with the following:
- Good oral and overall health
- Healthy remaining teeth
- Strong bone structure
- Good oral hygiene
Want to Learn More About Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges make great options for replacing your missing teeth, and we’re proud to offer these tooth replacements at La Cantera Dental Group. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our practice today! We have one location on La Cantera Pkwy and another at the Park Oaks Center.