Dental Bridges – Austin, TX

Get Rid of the Gaps in your Smile

Unless you’ve experienced it firsthand, you might be surprised at how much missing a single tooth can impact your life. In addition to what it does to your appearance, a gap in your smile can make it hard to speak and chew your food as effectively as you would like.

That’s part of what makes dental bridges so convenient. This restoration can get rid of the gaps in your smile, restoring your confidence and your bite strength. If you’re missing teeth, Dr. Molly Burton and the team here at Magnolia Family Dental of Austin, TX would be happy to show you what this treatment is capable of. Give us a call and we’ll bring you in for a consultation.

Why Choose Magnolia Family Dentistry For Dental Bridges? 

  • Dedicated Dentist who Cares Deeply for her Patients
  • Advanced Imaging Technology Makes Dental Care Easy
  • Compassionate Woman-Led Dental Team

What is a Dental Bridge?

Dental bridges on a table

Broadly speaking, dental bridges are a series of false teeth sandwiched together. Typically, two of these prostheses are used to hold the remaining ones in place and are connected either to the surrounding teeth or the jaw.

Our dental bridges are made from realistic ceramic and are best suited to patients missing one or two consecutive teeth. That said, they can be used to replace as many as four, provided that each of the missing teeth are directly next to each other.

Types of Dental Bridges

Dental bridge on set of model teeth

There are two different kinds of dental bridges: traditional and implant. Both have their benefits, and the one that’s best for you comes down to your individual situation. We’ll give you personalized advice as to which you should use when we meet you in person, but until then, here’s a brief overview of both options.

Traditional Dental Bridges

Traditional dental bridges are held in place by two dental crowns attached to healthy teeth. A small portion of enamel will need to be removed in order to affix the crowns in place, but this treatment allows you to replace several teeth without the need for surgery.

Implant Bridges

Implant bridges are attached to thin metal posts that are surgically placed into the jaw. This provides the dental bridge with additional stability and allows you to circumvent the need for altering healthy teeth. While the placement of the implants makes this the more expensive option, the bridge itself will typically last much longer, saving you money on replacements in the long run.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

Man with a nice smile

If you simply leave a gap in your smile, you could suffer any of a number of negative health effects. The teeth around the gap may start to shift, leading your smile as a whole to become misaligned. This impacts both how you look and how effectively your teeth are going to be able to do your job.

Dental bridges are an easy, sturdy way to fill the gaps in your smile. If you’re interested in making a real difference in the quality of your oral health, give us a call and we’ll bring you in for a consultation.