Dr. Huff Can Complete Your Smile
If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth and would like a natural-looking tooth replacement to get your smile back to its beautiful, well-functioning condition, a porcelain dental bridge by Dr. Huff can help you achieve a smile you have only dreamed of. For any Kerrville resident, Dr. Huff can get you smiling like never before.
Missing teeth can be a source of worry and embarrassment, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you:
- Would like a more stable alternative to dentures
- Are missing a tooth or multiple teeth
- Want your restoration to look and function like your natural teeth
- Desire to eat and chew normally again
- Have teeth that are moving or rotating on either side of a gap, causing discomfort
Then come on in and talk to us about a bridge today.
What to Expect With Bridges
First Dr. Huff will discuss the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Then, he will take impressions of your teeth to be sent to a dental lab for the creation of your dental bridge. While you wait for your permanent bridge, Dr. Huff may provide you with a temporary bridge. When the bridge is finished, Dr. Huff will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap. He will then bond the dental bridge into place.
Benefits of Porcelain Bridges
Like all tooth restorations, there are both health and cosmetic benefits that include:
- Teeth on either side of the gap will not be able to move
- Bite preservation
- Prevents the appearance of a ‘sunken face’
- Eating without difficulty
- Beautiful, natural-looking smile
Frequently Asked Questions
A dental bridge is used to fill in gaps between your teeth to improve the look, feel, and function of your natural smile. It uses a pontic, also referred to as the replacement tooth in a dental bridge. Dr. Huff uses natural-looking, durable dental crowns or implants to secure the bridge to the teeth at the end of each gap. This incredible restoration completes your smile and gives you something to feel confident about.
Generally, a dental bridge can last anywhere from eight to 15 years with proper oral hygiene and care. This means brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing regularly. It’s also important to schedule bi-annual dental exams and professional cleanings to ensure your restoration will last for many years.
After your teeth have been prepared, we’ll provide you with a temporary bridge while your permanent bridge is being created so you won’t have to worry about an incomplete smile. Once your permanent bridge is ready, Dr. Huff will remove your temporary bridge to place your new, permanent crown. To learn more about the process, contact our Kerrville practice at (830) 896-8343 and we’ll schedule your free consultation with Dr. Huff.
Taking care of your dental bridge is as easy and simple as taking care of your natural teeth. Make sure to brush after each meal and floss daily to prevent debris and plaque from building up. Scheduling regular check-ups and cleanings with Dr. Huff every six months will help maintain healthy teeth and gums.
If you suffer from bruxism, or persistent teeth grinding, we suggest wearing an oral appliance to protect your teeth and restoration, as well as prevent further damage.