Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are commonly referred to as fixed partial dentures. This form of dental prosthesis is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Think of a dental bridge the same way you do a bridge on the road. They exist as a way to close an open gap between two points, and dental bridges do just that.

They are comprised of two crowns or abutments, which act as anchors for false teeth known as pontics. The abutments can be secured to either natural teeth or dental implants. Dental bridges are not removable and offer a permanent solution to tooth loss.

The Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • Improved Aesthetics: Dental bridges are designed to closely resemble your natural teeth in color, shape, and size. They provide a seamless and natural-looking solution to fill the gap left by missing teeth, enhancing your smile’s appearance.

  • Restored Functionality: Missing teeth can affect your ability to chew, speak, and even bite properly. Dental bridges restore your ability to eat and speak with ease, ensuring that your daily activities are not compromised.

  • Preservation of Tooth Alignment: Gaps caused by missing teeth can lead to adjacent teeth shifting over time. Dental bridges help maintain the proper alignment of your teeth, preventing potential orthodontic issues.

  • Enhanced Confidence: A complete smile can boost your self-esteem and confidence. Dental bridges provide a long-lasting solution that allows you to smile, talk, and eat with confidence.

The Dental Bridge Process

  • Consultation: The process begins with a thorough consultation. Our experienced dental team will assess your oral health, discuss your goals, and determine if a dental bridge is the right option for you.

  • Preparation: If you’re a suitable candidate for a dental bridge, the abutment teeth on either side of the gap will be prepared. This involves reshaping these teeth to accommodate crowns that will hold the bridge in place.

  • Impressions: Precise impressions of your teeth will be taken to ensure that the dental bridge is custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly.

  • Temporary Bridge: A temporary bridge may be placed while your permanent bridge is being created in the dental laboratory. This temporary bridge helps protect the exposed teeth and maintain functionality.

  • Permanent Bridge Placement: Once your custom bridge is ready, it will be securely placed and adjusted for comfort and fit. The bridge is bonded to the prepared abutment teeth, completing your smile’s restoration.

  • Follow-Up Care: We will schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that your bridge is functioning well and that you’re comfortable with the results. Regular check-ups will be recommended to maintain your oral health.

Dental bridges are a reliable and long-lasting solution to replace missing teeth and restore your smile’s beauty and function. If you have any questions or are considering a dental bridge, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to support you in achieving a complete and healthy smile.

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Dr Ueckert Dentistry
7030 Village Center Drive
Austin, TX 78731

Telephone: 1 (512) 345-3166


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