About Dental Bridges
A dental bridge frames together the space between the teeth with a false tooth that is securely fitted to a crown, which is placed over the next tooth. The false porcelain tooth attaches to the crown with a pontic. Our dentists provide patients with numerous treatment options for bridges at Waterside Dental Care in Richmond, TX which include, a cantilever bridge that surrounds the nearby crown; a Maryland bridge, also known as a resin-bonded bridge that connects the false tooth with small arms; or a crown that uses framework glued to the surrounding natural teeth.
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"I have been a new patient for about one month and have had three appts in that time. After my initial exam and X-ray I went back for my cleaning and one cavity. About two weeks later I had a Torus Mandibular erupt through the gum, rough boney protrusion, during the weekend. I called first thing Monday morning and the dentist was able to see me later that day. The problem was taken care at that time. The reception staff has been very nice and polite. The Dentist and her dental assistants are also very friendly and professional. I have no complaints."- M.S. / Yelp / Sep 30, 2019
What to Expect
Prior to receiving a bridge, our dentists will bore down the prop tooth to create adequate opening for the dental crown. As soon as the teeth are prepped for the crown, digital X-rays will be created so that an in-depth visual can be attained and these, in addition to the hard impressions will be sent to the laboratory where the permanent bridge is manufactured. Our dentists will protect the individual's teeth with temporary abutments for protection until the real bridge is ready. As soon as the bridge is ready, our dentists will cement the bridge and realign the fit for an ideal look and comfort.
Bridges can last for quite a long time as long as consistent dental exams at Waterside Dental Care in Richmond, TX continue each year. It is also recommended that in addition to dental cleanings and exams, patients proactively incorporate a thorough at-home oral health regime. This includes, consistent flossing, brushing, and fluoride use, which will allow the dental bridge to last as long as possible.
Dental insurance generally pays for a acceptable portion of the overall price for professional dental crowns and bridges. The patient's coverage will depend on the policy, but our office staff at Waterside Dental Care will confirm with your provider to understand as to what the patient may owe. Our practice takes a list of insurance plans. Patients who are not covered may benefit from one of our billing plans.
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Smile Without Gaps
Open holes between teeth, as well as missing teeth can prevent you from achieving your best smile. Consult with our dentists at Waterside Dental Care about dental bridges so that those spaces can be filled in with natural looking teeth. Bridges not only create a beautiful smile, they can reestablish your oral hygiene for a healthy mouth.
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