If you are missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge in San Antonio, TX is a viable solution. Here at Tran Dental PC, we create perfect smiles with permanent dental implants along with bridges supported by pontic and abutment teeth. The differences range from price to the span of the bridgework your dental work needs. Learn more about dental bridges to see how you can get started with your own dental care.
What are Dental Bridges
A dental bridge is a set of teeth with at least one tooth in the middle that is false and supported by at least one real tooth. You can get a dental insert that is a single bridge, or bridgework that is supported by real teeth on each side. Dental bridges can be made from various materials including metal alloy coated with resin, composite resin, or zirconia. The type of materials will depend on your budget, finished look, and other dental concerns, such as gingivitis.
Do I Need a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is ideal for replacing a missing tooth or more than one tooth. If you want to replace a tooth for the long term, a dental bridge will last for 5 to 15 years according to how well you care for them. If you get a dental implant your dental bridge is permanent as it is screwed into the jawbone and fused with a titanium rod.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are four main types of dental bridges. The most common dental bridges are the traditional and cantilever bridges that have three teeth within the bridgework. The Maryland bridge uses porcelain or metal for the framework to attach the bridge to the existing teeth. Finally, an implant-supported dental bridge uses a dental implant, typically a titanium screw, to attach the tooth to the jawbone.
Request Dental Bridge Services in San Antonio, TX
Here at Tran Dental PC in San Antonio, TX we offer dental bridgework for your entire family using gentle family dentistry. Contact our office at 210-674-3700 to schedule an appointment with our San Antonio Dentist.