Dental Bridges – Garland, TX

Replace Several Teeth with One Beautiful Restoration

Nobody plans to lose teeth, but there are several excellent ways to complete a compromised grin. If you are missing one or several teeth in a row, a dental bridge may be the right way for you to enjoy a complete smile again. At North Garland Family Dental, you can count on Dr. Peterson to bridge that unsightly gap with beautifully lifelike restorations that can prevent oral health issues like dental drift and gum disease. Contact us today to learn more about how restorative dentistry can help you!

Illustration of implant bridge

Why Choose North Garland Family Dental for Dental Bridges?

  • Experienced and Compassionate Dentist
  • Beautiful Restorations That Look Like Real Teeth
  • Friendly and Courteous Office Environment

What Is a Dental Bridge?

Dental bridge

Dental bridges can replace a single missing tooth or several teeth in a row. These alternatives to partial dentures are irremovable because they are held in place by dental crowns attached to healthy teeth or dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone. Each bridge is customized to meet the needs and preferences of each patient, meaning that the crowns are shaped and colored to match their natural smile. This creates a seamless restoration that can improve your chewing ability while helping to maintain your alignment.

Types of Dental Bridges

Lady smiles

The first step to getting a dental bridge is having a consultation with Dr. Peterson, during which he will carry out a thorough oral exam, ask you about your goals and preferences, and review your medical history. There are two general types of dental bridges, and the one that is right for you depends on your budget and oral health situation. He may recommend that you receive:

Traditional Dental Bridge

Illustration of traditional bridge

A traditional dental bridge is used to replace either a single tooth or several teeth in a row, and it consists of several artificial teeth strung between two dental crowns. For a traditional bridge to be placed, the patient must have healthy natural teeth on either side of the gap. These teeth will be fitted with beautiful and lifelike dental crowns that hold the bridge in place.

Implant Bridge

Model of implant bridge

An implant bridge works a lot like a traditional bridge except that it is held in place with dental implants placed in the jaw rather than crowns placed on natural teeth. These implants will be placed at either end of a gap in your smile, and they will create a strong and durable hold as they fuse to your jawbone through the natural process of osseointegration. While this process can take some time, dental implants make for the strongest and most stable bridges available.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

Lady enjoys newly restored teeth

When you restore your smile with a high-quality dental bridge in Garland, you can rest assured that you will receive a range of amazing benefits that can significantly improve your quality of life, including:

  • Restoring your beautiful smile.
  • Preventing your existing teeth from shifting out of alignment.
  • Protecting teeth from injury by evening out the burden of chewing.
  • Bridges can be easily cleaned and maintained.
  • Implant bridges prevent bone loss in the jaw.
  • Traditional dental bridges can last for fifteen years or more with proper maintenance.
  • Dental implants can last for more than thirty-five years, possibly a lifetime, with excellent care.