NW Hills Dental and Orthodontics offers dental bridges in Austin, Texas, to restore functionality and improve the cosmetic look of your teeth. If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row, then we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is non-removable. The dental bridge anchors in place, typically, through the use of two dental crowns. They are custom made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space remaining by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose.
The Importance of Dental Bridges
A dental bridge not only fills in unsightly gaps in your teeth, but also ensures the proper bite and keeps your teeth from shifting to fill the space. Not replacing a missing tooth can cause a host of other issues. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete the dental bridge. And the NW Hills dental bridges in Austin, Texas, will last for many years and will restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile.
Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge or other restorative dentistry procedures to improve your smile by:
- Restoring your ability to speak, eat, and chew as normal
- Alleviating excess stress on the bite
- Improving the shape and volume of your face
- Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture
- Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position
- Enhancing the appearance of your smile
We will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss.
The Different Types of Dental Bridges
If Dr. Ronald Cass recommends a dental bridge, then you can feel confident it is the best decision for you. There are different types of dental bridges. The right dental bridge will depend on how many teeth it is replacing. The part of your mouth those teeth are missing from is also a factor.
Traditional Dental Bridges
A traditional dental bridge can replace a single missing tooth or multiple. These forms of bridges are used when there are natural teeth in place on both sides of the gap. This allows the dentist to anchor the bridge on both sides of the gap.
Cantilever Dental Bridges
A cantilever dental bridge can replace both a single missing tooth as well as multiple missing teeth. The difference is that a cantilever bridge is used when there is an intact tooth on only one side of the gap. In these cases, the bridge attaches to one side only.
Maryland Dental Bridge
Maryland dental bridges are typically used to replace a single tooth but can be effective at replacing multiple. Instead of attaching via a crown, Maryland dental bridges use a small “wing” to connect to the inside of the neighboring teeth.
Contact NW Hills for Dental Bridges Today
An incomplete smile is one of the biggest causes of insecurity and dental malfunction. If you are missing one or more teeth, it can affect not only your ability to enjoy foods, but also socialize confidently. At NW Hills Dental and Orthodontics, Dr. Ronald Cass offers dental bridges in Austin, Texas, to provide you with a flawless smile. We welcome you to call us at 512.866.2022 to learn more about our restorative bridges and to visit our dentist.