City Creek Dental

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges in Temple, TX

Dental Bridges and Fixed Partial Dentures

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Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.

Dental bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants. There are several types of fixed dental bridges (cannot be removed), including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, only your dentist can remove a fixed bridge.

Porcelain, gold alloys or combinations of materials are usually used to make bridge appliances.

Dental implants and bridges are often combined to give you a restored smile. Appliances called implant bridges are attached to an area below the gum tissue, or the bone.

Dental Bridge Procedure

The dental bridge procedure entails several steps to replace missing teeth. After an initial consultation, the adjacent teeth are prepared to support the bridge, and in some cases, dental implants might be needed for additional support. Impressions are taken to craft a custom-fit bridge, and a temporary bridge may be placed if necessary. The final appointment involves cementing the custom bridge into place. This restores your smile, improves chewing function and prevents neighboring teeth from shifting.

Caring For Your Dental Bridge

For a healthy and long-lasting dental bridge, proper care is necessary. Regular oral hygiene practices, including thorough brushing and flossing, are essential to keep the bridge and surrounding teeth free from plaque and debris. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and dental floss or an interdental brush can help clean hard-to-reach areas around the bridge and prevent gum disease. Additionally, regular dental check-ups are vital for professional cleanings and examinations, allowing the dentist to monitor the condition of the bridge and address any potential issues promptly.

How Much Do Dental Bridges Cost?

The cost of dental bridges depends on the extent of the tooth damage and whether implants are needed to support the bridge. We believe that everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and the benefits of good oral health impact your overall health and quality of life. At City Creek Dental, we provide financing options, and we will work with you and your insurance to create a treatment plan.

If you’re in need of dental implants and bridges, trust the expert team at City Creek to restore your smile! Contact us today to schedule a dental bridge consultation.


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Dr. Derek Winegar, City Creek Dental.

Derek Winegar, DDS

Dentist in Temple, TX

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We Accept Your Dental Insurance

We’ll make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Our office accepts a wide variety of PPO insurance plans, and we’re always happy to file your claim for you so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available to you. City Creek Dental is in network with Delta Dental, MetLife, United Concordia and more! Call us today to find out how we can maximize your insurance plan!

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