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High-Quality Dental Bridges in Austin, TX

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Missing teeth can be disheartening. Not only does it take a toll on your appearance, but it also affects the functionality of once-easy tasks such as eating and talking. Don’t settle and resign yourself to a subpar smile. Dr. Rigby—our knowledgeable dentist here at Rigby Advanced Dental—has a Master of Science and Prosthodontic Certificate of Specialty. This means that he’s received extensive training in prosthodontics (artificial tooth replacement) and can custom design a state-of-the-art dental bridge that restores both your missing teeth and your self-confidence. If you’re ready to bridge the gap in your grin, contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Dental Bridges 101

Dental Implants

Dental bridges fall under the category of restorative dentistry and are an excellent choice for those who wish to replace one tooth or a cluster of multiple teeth. Made from porcelain, bridges are designed to mimic the appearance and mouthfeel of your natural teeth, allowing the restoration to blend seamlessly with your smile. In the past, the go-to method for fixing bridges was using metal clasps on the teeth surrounding the gap to hold the prosthesis in place. Now, it’s much more common to place dental crowns on top of the existing teeth surrounding the gap and let those connections support the pontic (the terminology used to describe the teeth that are filling in the space left behind by missing teeth). Once your bridge is attached, you can live your life to the fullest from behind a complete smile.

Fun fact: pontic has etymological roots in the French word pon which translates to bridge!

Implant-Stabilized Bridges

If you don’t have enough teeth remaining or your oral health won’t allow for bridge-placement using traditional crowns attached to natural teeth, bridges can be place with the aid of dental implants. In the case of implant-stabilized bridges, the bridge will still have crowns on either side except the crowns will connect to implants instead of being bonded to existing teeth. The dental implant process takes about six to eight months but are a more long-term investment in your oral health. Interested in dental implants?

Dental Bridge FAQs

Should I get traditional bridges or implant-supported bridges?

The choice between crowns vs. implants is a topic we will address at your consultation. We’ll be sure to present you with all of your options and recommend which route we believe is the best choice for you after assessing your oral health.

How do I care for a dental bridge?

One benefit of bridges is that you care for them in the exact same way you care for your natural teeth—brush your teeth two times a day for two minutes each time and floss once per day. Don’t forget to see us every six months for routine exams and cleanings. We’ll keep an eye on your bridge and make sure your oral health stays in tip-top shape!

What is the cost of a dental bridge?

A set price is difficult to pin down as far as prosthodontics are concerned because Dr. Rigby's specialty is customizing restorations to your unique smile needs and lifestyle. Therefore, each case requires an individualized approach. When you come in for your consultation, we’ll be sure to give you an accurate cost estimate for your treatment plan. We understand that fitting this high-quality care into your budget can sometimes be intimidating. That’s why at Rigby Advanced Dental, we provide you with a wide range of financial options. Visit our financial page to learn more about how you can save big on your dental care.

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