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Dental Bridges – Tyler, TX

Fill the Unsightly Gaps in Your Smile

When you’re missing teeth, it can be difficult to complete daily tasks, like eating, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence. If you have a missing tooth that needs to be replaced, Dr. Dennis E. Stansbury can restore your beautiful, full smile using a dental bridge. Our Tyler dental office uses dental bridges to offer our patients customized, realistic-looking, and long-lasting results. Contact us today to learn more about how we can fill the unsightly gaps in your smile or to schedule your appointment for dental bridges in Tyler, TX.

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Why Choose Stansbury Dental for Dental Bridges?

What is a Dental Bridge?

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A dental bridge is a type of restoration that is used to replace consecutive missing teeth – anywhere between one to four in a row. The bridge is composed of two crowns and a number of replacement teeth known as “pontics.” The crowns are anchored on the adjacent teeth or implants depending on the type of bridge you end up getting. This restoration can be made from a variety of materials, but porcelain is a popular choice due to its durability and natural appearance.

Types of Dental Bridges

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The style of bridge that Dr. Stansbury suggests will depend upon the strength and health of your abutment teeth, as well as the location of your missing teeth.

Traditional Bridge

For patients who still have healthy teeth on either side of the gap that needs to be filled in, a traditional bridge is often the more ideal option. The teeth that support dental crowns are known as “abutment teeth,” and they need to be altered slightly for the bridge to fit properly. This type of restoration can be placed in just a few visits and is typically more affordable than their implant alternative.

Implant Bridge

If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, can provide a solid alternative. Dental implant bridges can be used when there are three or more missing teeth in a row. Implant bridges last longer than traditional ones on average and help to prevent jawbone deterioration as a result of tooth loss.

The Benefits of Dental Bridges

Woman smiling at dinner party with dental bridge in Tyler

A dental bridge is a relatively simple, yet cost-effective option for replacing missing teeth. Bridges not only fill in gaps, but they also prevent the repositioning of the remaining teeth. They can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.

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