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Dental Bridges – Louetta, TX

Rebuilding Your Smile by Replacing Missing Teeth

Would you be surprised to hear that there are more than 178 million people in the United States who have at least one missing tooth? Anyone could end up with a gap in their grin, whether it’s due to some kind of physical trauma or a dental issue that went untreated for too long. Luckily, Dr. Castleberry has a way to replace a missing tooth – or even several missing teeth in a row – in a natural-looking way: dental bridges. Call our dental office if you’d like more details about using dental bridges in Louetta to restore your smile.

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Why Choose The Castleberry Center for Dental Bridges?

What is a Dental Bridge?

Illustration of a traditional dental bridge in Louetta Texas

A dental bridge does exactly what its name suggests – namely, bridge the gap left by a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. There are two main components of a dental bridge: pontics and crowns. Pontics are essentially synthetic teeth, and crowns are restorations made to be placed on top of natural teeth. Each bridge consists of two crowns and one or more pontics. Lifelike ceramic is used to make the bridge so that it matches your natural smile. No one will be able to tell that some of your teeth had to be replaced.

Types of Dental Bridges 

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Do you need a traditional dental bridge or one supported by dental implants? After examining your mouth and evaluating your oral health, we can determine the kind of bridge that’s right for your grin. Here’s what you can expect from both types of bridges.

Traditional Dental Bridge

We may suggest a traditional bridge if one or two of your teeth are missing. This type of bridge is attached to your natural teeth. Naturally, this is only a viable approach if you still have healthy teeth next to the gap that needs to be filled.

Implant Bridge

For empty space left by three or more consecutive teeth, implant bridges may be recommended. This type of bridge is anchored to dental implants, giving it additional stability and more power for biting and chewing. Remember, dental implants have to be surgically placed in your jaw and need to be able to join with the bone. As such, they are only recommended for patients who have the required levels of jawbone density.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

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Why should you get a dental bridge? There are plenty of advantages that are worth considering; here are some of the biggest ones.