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How Dental Bridges Can “Bridge the Gap” Left Behind by Extracted or Missing Teeth

girl with strong white teeth looking at camera and smiling Dr. Matthew Huff of Precision Dentistry and Implants of Kerrville in Kerrville, TX believes that dental bridges are a great solution for filling the gap left in the mouth by missing teeth. Dental bridges use neighboring healthy teeth to act as anchors to hold the replacement tooth or teeth in place. They can be made from either traditional materials, like porcelain fused to metal crowns, or from more modern ones that are “custom” designed to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth and smile.

What Can I Expect From the Process of Obtaining a Dental Bridge?

The process of obtaining a dental bridge usually begins with having impressions taken of your existing smile so that the bridge can be custom-designed to complement it perfectly. Once made, you will have an appointment during which Dr. Matthew Huff will permanently attach the new dental bridge using adhesive cement and clasps on each side of where your old tooth used to be.

Is There Any Maintenance Involved With Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are very durable and typically last many years, but you will need to continue seeing Dr. Matthew Huff at Precision Dentistry and Implants of Kerrville for check-ups and professional cleanings as needed to keep them in good shape. If you maintain good oral hygiene habits by brushing at least twice a day, flossing carefully once a day, along with regular cleanings from our dentist office, your dental bridge should look nice and function well for years!

Are There Alternatives To Getting a Dental Bridge?

There are several different methods recommended for replacing missing teeth; these may include:

  • Full dentures or partial dentures
  • Obtaining an implant-supported crown
  • Having a tooth space filled with an implant

If you do not have any healthy surrounding teeth to anchor your dental bridge to, Dr. Matthew Huff may recommend that you use an implant-supported crown instead of a traditional dental bridge.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Dental Bridge?

The best way to find out more about dental bridges and if they can assist you in restoring your smile is to book an initial evaluation with Dr. Matthew Huff and his team. Call 830-896-8343 to request a consultation at his Kerrville, TX area office and learn more about bridges and other tooth replacement solutions available in his state-of-the-art dental practice.


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Simply call our office with your policy details and we can check to see if your policy offers this coverage.