Dr. Alejandro Martinez and Dr. Sarah McMahan may recommend a dental bridge if you have lost one or more teeth in a row. This restorative treatment is named a bridge because it literally “bridges” the gap between your teeth, replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile and your oral function. Bridges enable you to smile, speak and eat with confidence, and provide support for the contours of your face to give you a healthier appearance. They also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position so that you can maintain a healthy bite.
Bridges are fixed restorations, meaning that they are anchored into your mouth and cannot be removed by anyone except a dentist. A bridge consists of one or more prosthetic teeth, which are anchored in place through the use of crowns on either side of the gap or on dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. This ensures that your bridge will remain in position.
Most dental bridges require two appointments to complete. During the first the teeth are prepared and impressions are taken. These impressions are sent to a dental lab where the bridge and any necessary crowns are created. When you return for your next appointment the crowns and bridges are placed into your mouth and anchored into position to provide a lasting result.
We invite you to request an appointment, or call 210-468-3360 to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced dentists and find out if a dental bridge in San Antonio, Texas, is the right option for you.