Dental Bridges – Arlington, TX

Get Rid of Your Smile Gaps

For most, it’s bad enough to lose a single tooth. That loss alone can throw off your whole smile. So, it’s easy to panic if you end up missing several adjacent teeth. Luckily, though, there’s a solution for the latter problem: dental bridges in Arlington! With these prosthetics, the Sonria Dentista team can restore your full grin. Our office will even tell you more about them. To that end, just keep reading or book a consultation with us today!

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What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge sitting next to various dentistry tools

Put simply, a dental bridge is a restorative treatment that replaces one or more teeth. It usually consists of crowns fused to either side of tooth replacements (i.e., pontics). Said crowns anchor to one’s existing teeth, ensuring the whole appliance stays secure. A bridge’s materials are also tooth-colored and thus look natural and lifelike.

Given these facts, those missing several adjacent teeth are good dental bridge candidates. They’ll get excellent results that blend seamlessly with their smiles.

The Types of Dental Bridges

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Before treatment, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Namineni. This visit lets her examine your mouth, learn your smile goals, and confirm your medical history. At the same time, though, it helps her determine what type of dental bridge suits you.

Based on the consultation, our team will walk you through possible treatment options. These choices will include the following:

Traditional Dental Bridge

A 3D illustration of a traditional dental bridge

A traditional dental bridge is the more well-known kind. Using dental crowns, it secures itself to abutment teeth for stability. That means it’s fixed and can’t be removed until you need repairs or replacement.

Because it relies on nearby teeth, this bridge alters existing tooth structure. Placing it requires a dentist to remove bits of your enamel.

Implant Bridge

A 3D illustration of an implant dental bridge

Unlike the standard type, an implant bridge secures itself with dental implants. The latter are replacement tooth roots that fuse with your jaw. As such, they don’t slip or fall like dentures might.

An implant bridge uses implants instead of crowns, so it doesn’t alter your natural teeth. In exchange, though, it’s usually more expensive than a traditional bridge.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

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Regardless of the type, a dental bridge will give you various benefits. The most common of these are:

  • Natural Looks: Given their materials, dental bridges blend seamlessly with your smile.
  • An Aligned Smile: By filling your tooth gaps, a dental bridge keeps your other teeth from tilting toward empty spaces.
  • Higher Confidence: Since a dental bridge restores your smile, it’ll boost your confidence in social settings. You’re likely to feel more assured around friends and family.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Given the right care, a standard bridge can last 15 years. Meanwhile, implant ones have a possible lifespan of 35 years or more.

Ultimately, a dental bridge can do your smile a lot of good. That being the case, go ahead and book a consultation with us! We at Sonria Dentista are ready and eager to transform your whole grin!