Missing teeth can be embarrassing and make it difficult to eat and speak. Our Dental bridges in Bryan-College Station, TX, are a great way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Dr. Thornton is a specialist in dental bridges and can help you get the perfect bridge for your needs.
What is a Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. A dental bridge is an effective restorative solution to fill the gaps left by lost permanent teeth, preserve bite alignment and function, and re-create a beautiful, natural-looking smile. The bridge itself, which may be made up of one or more artificial ceramic teeth, is either cemented into place (a fixed bridge) or anchored (a removable bridge) using your natural teeth on either side for support — thereby “bridging” the gap.
Fill the Gaps Left by Lost Teeth
A dental bridge is an effective
Missing or broken teeth can result in severe pain and lead you to lose your confidence to smile and speak in public. Not only do missing teeth damage one’s self-esteem, but it also makes it difficult to carry out general functions of the mouth. With the advances in modern restorative dentistry, Dr. Iman Rahimi Thornton and her expert team can help patients restore their smiles with dental bridges.
Determining if you’re a candidate for dental bridges usually requires just one visit to our state-of-the-art facility. During your initial consultation, Dr. Rahimi-Thornton will thoroughly examine your mouth and teeth to decide which type of dental bridge is right for you. We will also take X-rays and dental scans (digital molds) that will be used to create your custom-made dental bridge.
Once Dr. Rahimi-Thornton has determined which type of dental bridge is right for you, she will numb the affected area. She will prepare your natural teeth by removing a portion of enamel to accommodate the dental crowns supporting your new bridge. This step is essential to ensuring a proper fit.
Next, we will take another scan of your teeth and send it to our dental lab, where your new bridge will be custom-crafted from the highest quality materials. While your new bridge is being made, we will place a temporary bridge over the prepared teeth to protect them.
When your new bridge is ready, you will return to our office for a follow-up appointment. Dr. Rahimi-Thornton will remove your temporary bridge and permanently cement your new bridge in place, making any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable, natural-looking fit.
Caring for your dental bridge is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Be sure to brush twice a day and floss daily, using an interdental brush or floss threader to clean around the base of your dental bridge where food and plaque can collect. It’s also vital to visit our office regularly for professional dental cleanings and checkups so we can monitor your dental bridge and overall oral health.
A dental bridge may be a safe and affordable tooth replacement option if you are missing a tooth. Dr. Rahimi-Thornton can tell you whether or not your remaining teeth are healthy enough to support a bridge, and she can also recommend the type of bridge that’s best for you.
A dental bridge from Thornton Dental in Bryan-College Station, TX, will look natural and feel comfortable in your mouth. You’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods and smile confidently again.
Schedule a free consultation today with Dr. Rahimi-Thornton to see if dental bridges suit you!