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Dental Bridges

Reliable and Efficient Tooth Replacement

Smiling man with dental bridges in Wichita Falls

According to one estimate, around 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. If you are among them, it is important that you consider your tooth replacement options. Filling in the gap in your smile could improve your facial aesthetics and renew your chewing power! When you visit us for a consultation, we may recommend that you receive a dental bridge in Wichita Falls.

Why Choose Wichita Falls Dental for Dental Bridges?

  • Dentist with More than 20 Years of Experience
  • Traditional and Implant Bridges Available
  • Caring and Skilled Team

What Is a Dental Bridge?

Close-up of porcelain dental bridge on dental model

A dental bridge is a restoration that is designed to “bridge” a gap in your smile. These restorations typically consist of two crowns (one on each end), which support one or more pontics (artificial teeth) between them to fill in the empty space. They are often made out of porcelain, but other materials, such as metals, can also be used. Candidates for dental bridges are usually missing 1 – 3 teeth in a row.

Types of Dental Bridges

Close-up of two fingers holding traditional dental bridge

There are several different types of dental bridges. The one that is best for you will depend on numerous factors, including the health of your remaining natural teeth, the state of your jawbone, your budget, and other considerations. When you come in for your consultation, your dentist in Wichita Falls, Dr. Sharolli, will help you compare the pros and cons of each of your tooth replacement options. Typically, he recommends one of the following types of restorations:

Traditional Bridge

Illustration of traditional bridge being placed on teeth

In a traditional bridge, the crowns that support it are attached to the natural teeth on each end of the empty space (called the abutment teeth). This type of restoration is popular because the treatment process takes just a few weeks and the price is relatively low. However, it does require that the abutment teeth be significantly modified.

Implant Bridge

Three-unit implant bridge being placed on clear jaw model

Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that get inserted into the jawbone during a minimally invasive surgery. An implant bridge relies on them instead of your remaining natural teeth for support. This helps to fortify your jawbone and makes the restoration as strong as possible. Plus, implant bridges often eliminate the need for any nearby teeth to be modified.

The Benefits of Dental Bridges

Young woman smiling confidently with her dental bridges

Some of the top benefits of dental bridges include:

  • They serve as placeholders that prevent your remaining natural teeth from drifting out of place and causing a misaligned bite.
  • They can look incredibly natural and renew your smile’s beauty.
  • They are strong enough to equip you to eat virtually any food without worry.
  • They are designed to be as comfortable as possible.

Are you ready to consider your tooth replacement options? Our team is ready to help! Contact us today to schedule your restorative consultation.