When one or more teeth are missing but the resulting gap is surrounded by healthy teeth, dental bridges may be prescribed. Our Shreveport and Bossier City dental office has been providing excellent solutions to missing teeth for years and has the technology and experience to improve your smile beyond your expectations.
Dental bridges that are made out of solid gold are used to provide a long-term, reliable restoration. Those that are porcelain-fused-to-gold combine powerful strength with a more aesthetically pleasing look. The final and most cosmetically popular option is our high-strength, metal-free bridge. During your consultation with one of our dentists, a specific care plan will be created to meet your particular needs, and the bridge that works best for you will be implemented into that plan.
If you’re interested in boosting your confidence, enhancing your appearance, and improving the health and structure of your smile, we invite you to contact Shreveport Bossier Family Dental Care today to learn more about dental bridges or to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
Understanding the Procedure
Before you make the final decision to undergo the dental bridge procedure, one of our dentists will do a thorough examination of your teeth and gums in order to establish whether dental bridges are the best option for you. The best candidate for dental bridges will have healthy, strong teeth on either side of the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth; this is because the teeth adjacent to this gap will be used to anchor the dental crowns that bookend the bridge. To accommodate these crowns, the structure of these natural teeth will have to be altered. Once in place, the crowns will support between one and three natural-looking replacement teeth, thereby filling the gap and completing the patient’s smile. The bridge is cemented in place so that it cannot slip or be removed by hand.
Post-operative care is essential to making your new smile last for many years to come. Brushing your teeth and flossing at least twice a day are two of the most basic elements of at-home care, and when paired with routine office visits for professional cleanings, the quality of your smile can last a lifetime. Luckily, your artificial enhancement will not be subject to cavities, but keeping the gums around the restoration clean will reduce your risk for gum disease and other more serious oral health problems.
Learn More about Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are just one of the many options that our reconstructive dentistry practice has to offer. Drs. Ross Dies, Cody Cowen, Ben Beach, Katie Beach, Alexis Underhill, Kathryn Connor, and Emile Geneux are all committed to making your experience at Shreveport Bossier Family Dental Care a comfortable one, in which your opinions, requests, wants, needs, and goals are all taken into account. We want nothing more than to share with our patients the joy of having a new, beautiful, healthy smile.
Your experience at our facility is very important to us, and we’ve gone to great lengths to create an atmosphere that is welcoming and family-friendly. You can trust that by placing your trust in Shreveport Bossier Family Dental Care, your oral health and wellness needs are in the best of hands. We would love to help you take the first steps toward better oral health, so please contact our Shreveport or Bossier City office to schedule a consultation for dental bridges or simply to ask questions and gather more information.