If you are missing one or more teeth, it’s very important that you have those teeth replaced before too much time passes. If you don’t, your other teeth will eventually shift in place to fill in the gap left behind by the missing teeth. There are several different options for replacing missing teeth. One of the most popular are dental bridges. We are pleased to offer these dental appliances to our patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area.
What You Should Know about Dental Bridges
A dental bridge consists of one or more porcelain crowns that are mounted on a metal frame. When a patient is fitted with a bridge, the metal frame rests on the patient’s natural existing teeth on either side of where the missing teeth were. In general, there are two types of bridges available: those that can be removed by the patient, and those that are “fixed” and cannot be removed.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Bridge?
A bridge is often an excellent way to replace missing teeth. But there are several other methods available to patients as well. You may choose to have an implant, for example, or a partial set of dentures. Each individual is different, and determining whether or not you are a good candidate for a dental bridge will depend on your personal habits, your current oral health, your oral hygiene routine at home, and other factors. After a thorough examination and a review or your oral health history, Dr. Miller can help you decide whether a dental bridge is the right choice for you.
Contact Our Office Today
To find out more about dental bridges, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller, call our office today. We are pleased to serve patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area, and we would be happy to add you to our patient family!