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Dental Bridges – McKinney, TX

A Tried-and-True Tooth-Replacement Solution

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If you’re missing one tooth or several teeth in a row, you know the significant impact tooth loss can have on your confidence, bite, speech, and overall quality of life. Fortunately, there is a lifelike and durable solution: dental bridges. With this tried-and-true tooth-replacement solution, our McKinney dentists can improve the look and function of your smile for years to come. Want to find out if you’re a candidate for this restorative dental service? Then schedule a consultation with us or keep reading to learn more!

Why Choose OakBrook Dental and Orthodontics for Dental Bridges?

  • Top-Rated and Conveniently Located
  • Multiple Financial Solutions Available
  • Evening and Saturday Hours

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What is a Dental Bridge?

While a dental crown can restore a significantly damaged or decayed tooth, a dental bridge replaces those teeth that have gone missing altogether. It can take the place of one, two, or several consecutively missing teeth.

A dental bridge works by forming a literal bridge over the gap in your smile. A crown is placed on each of the two natural teeth surrounding the empty space. These stabilize the prosthetic teeth that fill in the gap between. Most dental bridges are made out of porcelain-fused-to-metal. All-ceramic bridges are also available.

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Types of Dental Bridges 

At OakBrook Dental and Orthodontics, our team offers two types of dental bridges: traditional bridges and implant bridges. During your consultation, we will review each of these options in depth to determine which one is best for you. In the meantime, however, here is a little more information about each:

Traditional Dental Bridge

As mentioned above, traditional bridges require a dental crown to be placed on either side of the gap to secure the prosthetic tooth (or teeth) in place. Although this can require your natural, healthy teeth to be altered, you can have peace of mind knowing the results will be flawless. That’s because every part of the bridge is custom-made using durable and lifelike materials.

Implant Bridge

Conversely, implant bridges utilize dental implants on each side of the gap. Although this may require a higher investment, your healthy teeth don’t need to be altered in any way and the results can last for decades at a time. Plus, since the implants are inserted directly into your jawbone, there is added stability and your jawbone will have the stimulation it needs to stay strong!

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The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

Year after year, decade after decade, dental bridges remain a popular tooth-replacement solution. There’s good reason for it too! To begin, a dental bridge restores a patient’s ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Furthermore, it prevents the surrounding teeth from drifting out of place. Of course, there are several other perks of this restorative solution, including the fact that it’s easy to care for, can last for years to come with proper care, and delivers extremely lifelike results.