While missing one tooth or a few teeth may be unsightly and unattractive, it can also pose a risk to your overall oral health. Missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to shift undesirably, and it may also affect the alignment of your bite. Tooth loss is a huge concern that needs to be addressed as soon as possible with proper oral care. To regain your dental function and replace a missing tooth, our office offers custom-made dental bridges. Dental bridges are created with high-grade materials that can attach to your existing teeth for a natural and seamless appearance. At Made Ya Smile in Pearland, TX, we provide patients with many options for dental restoration: Your bridge could be fixed or removable and crafted with ceramic, porcelain, or other materials. If you're missing one or more teeth and need the help of a dental bridge to regain the beauty and function of your teeth, contact our office and speak to a member of our team.
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It's critical to replace missing teeth for many reasons. Over time, tooth loss can cause your facial profile to droop. It can also negatively affect your ability to speak and eat, which are actions that people must perform every day. If you have one or several teeth missing, a dental bridge may be the best restorative option for you, depending on your goals and needs. A dental bridge can help patients regain lost confidence in their smiles as well as improve oral function and the quality of your bite. Restorative bridges can also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting into the gaps left behind by a missing tooth.
Made Ya Smile is pleased to offer an assortment of options for your customized dental bridge, including fixed, removable, implant-supported, Maryland-bonded, and cantilever bridges made of ceramic or porcelain-fused-to-metal to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth. During a one-on-one consultation with one of our experienced dentists, we will be able to help you determine if a dental bridge is right for your needs and goals.
What To Expect
At the start of your appointment, we will numb the areas that are to be treated. We can also go over sedation options with you if you experience any significant dental fears or anxieties. One of our dentists will then remove a small portion of the enamel from the teeth that will hold the dental bridge in place. Once this is done, we will take digital impressions of your teeth and have the scans sent to our dental lab, where your bridge will be created. You will be fitted with a temporary restoration until your final product has arrived at our office. Once your bridge is delivered to our Pearland, TX practice, we will cement it in place and check the comfort and fit of your bite. Any needed adjustments will be made until you and our dentist are satisfied with the result. If your bridge is removable, then it will attach to the support teeth with metal or plastic clasps. A removable bridge does not require any removal of the enamel.
After you have been given your final restoration, a member of our team will go over aftercare instructions so you can properly clean and care for your bridge. You should wait to eat until the feeling has returned to your mouth. Some patients experience tenderness and sensitivity for a few days following their treatment, but this is normal and will subside on its own. You can take non-prescription pain medicine to manage any post-treatment discomfort. If you lose your dental bridge, or if it becomes loose or dislodged, please contact our Pearland, TX office straight away so we can issue a replacement quickly. We advise patients to maintain a thorough oral hygiene routine that includes daily brushing and flossing. Your restoration can be cared for just like your natural teeth. However, home care for your bridge will vary depending on whether it is fixed or removable. As long as you take the time to care for your oral health and your restoration, then your dental bridge should last for years to come. We will monitor the condition of your bridge over the course of your future follow-up appointments at our office.
Depending on your coverage, some of the costs of your dental bridge may be covered by your dental insurance. Our Pearland, TX office accepts most major PPO plans and can answer any questions you may have relating to our policies. We will file a claim with your insurance on your behalf so you get the most out of your benefits without the worry. Made Ya Smile proudly features our own in-house financing program for patients with out-of-pocket costs or without insurance.
Made Ya Smile makes restorative care simple and accessible thanks to our wide register of available services. For patients who need one or several teeth replaced, dental bridges can restore your oral health and the function of your mouth. We will customize your treatment plan to suit your needs and have a dental bridge created to meet your goals and fit your budget. If you have one or more missing teeth, or if you have damaged teeth that may need to be replaced, contact our Pearland, TX office to learn more about dental bridges.