Replace One or a Few Teeth with a Dental Bridge
When a tooth is lost or extracted, the teeth next to it can slowly shift out of place. The shift can lead to a change in your bite’s balance and make the teeth more susceptible to decay or damage. A dental bridge closes the gap in your smile by substituting the lost tooth, or up to three adjacent teeth, with an equal number of lifelike replacements, or “pontics.”
How a Bridge is Made
A dental bridge resembles its namesake, and “bridges” the two remaining teeth on either side of your missing tooth/teeth. Each pontic is created to your lost tooth’s specific size, shape, and appearance, and the entire bridge is supported by dental crowns attached to the nearby natural teeth.
Because of how it is constructed, a dental bridge is most effective for replacing a single lost tooth, or up to three lost teeth in a row. If you’ve lost more than one tooth, but they are not adjacent to each other, then Dr. Patel or Dr. Strickland may recommend a partial denture instead.
Dr. Kalpesh Patel and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel, call Active Dental at 972-556-0600. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.