Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is a false tooth (called a pontic) that is held in place by one or more teeth on either side of the gap. Most insurance plans include coverage for bridges. Our team will be happy to gather information about the specific details of your plan and how much we estimate it will help pay for your treatment.
Reasons for a dental bridge
If you have missing teeth, rest assured that Dr. Jeff Flower at Flower Dental in Carrollton is skilled in placing and crafting fixed dental bridges that are comfortable and natural-looking. Dr. Flower uses the most modern dental technologies and durable materials to make natural-looking bridges that are long-lasting. Most dental bridges may need to be replaced every 5 to 15 years depending on proper care, while implant-supported dental bridges are considered a permanent solution.
There are several types of fixed dental bridges. Some attach to the two adjacent (abutment) teeth while others are cemented to only one abutment tooth. Some are made entirely of dental crowns while others are held in place to a metal or porcelain framework that is bonded to the backs of two abutment teeth. You and Dr. Flower will discuss the best options for your case.
Implant-supported dental bridge This is considered the strongest and most stable type of bridge system. Typically, one implant is surgically placed for each missing tooth and these implants implant hold the bridge in position. If one implant per missing tooth isn’t possible, the bridge may have a pontic suspended between two implant-supported crowns.
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