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Dental Bridges

A common dental restoration we offer at EQ Dental for replacing one or multiple missing teeth is a Dental Bridge. Dr. Young is able to fill in the gaps of missing teeth, help your teeth from shifting, improve your bite, and give your mouth the beautiful look you want. A dental bridge is a permanent device, meaning that it is cemented into place making it non removable.

Dr. Young is happy to discuss the varieties of bridges available, and together you will receive the best bridge for your situation. The most common bridge is known as a traditional bridge it is made from porcelain that has been fused to metal. A traditional bridge consists of two dental crowns that are placed over two healthy anchoring teeth, or dental implants, with the false tooth between, thus creating a bridge. With this system, we can replace one or more missing teeth.

There are pros and cons to dental bridges, these include:


•  replaces a missing tooth
•  a less expensive route for replacement
•  a highly durable option that should last several years
•  cemented into place, so you will quickly forget it’
•  s even there


•  bridges depend on something to anchor to, either two healthy teeth or dental implants
•  in order to place the bridge onto two healthy teeth, Dr. Young is required to permanently alter the two healthy teeth so that he can place a crown over them

Common reasons for a Fixed Bridge

•  replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth, filling gaps
•  help patients maintain their facial shape, which can alter due to missing teeth
•  prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting
•  repair any problems with chewing or ability to speak
•  give you a smile to be proud of
•  as an upgrade from a clasp denture or removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance

What is the process to receiving a Dental Bridge?

The planning and placement of a dental bridge usually requires two, possibly more depending on other work that needs to be done, office visits with Dr. Young.

The process includes:

•  the creation of a mold, this will be sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of your dental bridge, including two dental crowns with the missing false tooth or multiple teeth between
•  we will then need to prepare the anchoring teeth to receive the crowns, this involves a permanent alteration to these teeth
•  in most situations a temporary bridge will be made and worn for about two weeks until your next appointment
•  with the new appliance ready, the temporary bridge will be removed, the area will be thoroughly cleaned
•  your new bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented or bonded into place

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new bridge.

For more information on dental bridges, or other restorative options, contact Thomas Young, DDS at our Keller, TX 76244 office. (817) 741-4567

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