Missing teeth can detract from your smile and hinder your confidence.
If you have several missing teeth in a row, custom-fitted dental bridges in El Paso at Vista Hills Family Dental are an excellent solution. Vista Hills Family Dental offers comprehensive dental care in El Paso for the whole family. Their experienced board-certified dentists perform the latest dental treatments in a relaxed, zen-like setting. With their dental bridges, you can improve the functionality and aesthetics of your smile for up to a decade. Vista Hills’ dentists expertly place the dental bridges, ensuring a comfortable fit and results that look very natural.
Restore one or more missing teeth in a row
Bridges are a tooth replacement solution that correct multiple missing teeth in a row. Bridges typically consist of realistic-looking prosthetic teeth that are supported by two dental crowns, or caps, secured to the abutting teeth.
A dental bridge may also be affixed to dental implants or bonded onto the rear of the abutment teeth with metal or porcelain wings. Your Vista Hills dentist will help you select the ideal type of dental bridge for your particular needs.
Smile, speak, and chew with confidence
Dental bridges restore proper bite function so you can enjoy all your favorite foods. If missing teeth cause a speech impediment, replacing them can alleviate the problem. They can even preserve the shape of your face and prevent your other teeth from shifting. Lastly, replacing missing teeth can greatly improve the aesthetics of your smile. After receiving bridges, most patients report a significant boost in self-esteem and greater satisfaction with their smiles. An appealing smile that functions as it should allows you to feel like the best version of yourself. At Vista Hill Family Dental in El Paso, dental bridges will be customized to your smile, producing a realistic result. They will go the extra mile to ensure you have a perfect match. In the hands of their board-certified dentists, no one will be able to tell the difference between your dental bridge and your real teeth.
If you’re missing one or more teeth in a row, you may be an ideal candidate.
The abutment teeth surrounding the gap must be healthy. The best candidates have good overall oral and physical health. Dental bridges are not your only tooth restoration option. Your Vista Hills dentist will review all your options so you can make an informed decision. Together, they will curate a smile restoration plan that best fits your needs.
There are many kinds of dental bridges, and the process varies for each of them.
In general, dental bridges are a two-step process. After numbing your mouth with a local anesthetic, your Vista Hills dentist will remove a tiny fraction of enamel on the abutment teeth to prepare them for crowns.
Next, they will take an impression, or mold, of your teeth. The impression will be sent to the lab where a bridge will be custom-made for you. In the meantime, they will provide you with a temporary bridge. When your permanent bridge is ready, they will cement it into place. Your dentist will make minor adjustments if needed until your bridge feels comfortable and secure.
Recovery is relatively straightforward. You may experience soreness and increased sensitivity to heat and cold initially, but you will not have to take time off work. The recovery time after dental implant-support bridges can involve some tenderness and swelling, although it should not prevent you from going about your usual activities.
Most El Paso dental bridge patients receive their bridges in just 1-2 appointments, except those requiring an implant-supported bridge. That can take up to several months as the procedure is more complex. Your dentist will let you know what to expect during your consultation. With proper care, bridges can last between five to ten years.
It is never too late to replace missing teeth
Come discuss your tooth replacement options with an El Paso board-certified dentist who truly cares. Vista Hills’ reconstructive dentists have dedicated their lives to helping patients restore an attractive smile that functions as it should. To set up your consultation for Dental Bridges in El Paso, call Vista Hills Family Dental at (915) 592-2097 or use the booking link on this page. The results can be life-changing.
Dental bridges can last five to ten years with proper oral hygiene.
A bridge can be made from porcelain, gold alloy, or combined materials.
There are several types of bridges. Some are fixed, while others are removable. In some cases, they can only be removed by your dentist, while in other cases, they can be removed and cleaned by the patient as needed.
The national average cost of dental bridges is approximately $4,325. The number of missing teeth and type of dental bridge are the main factors that affect pricing. Remember, you often get what you pay for. A highly skilled dentist may charge a little more, but they are better equipped to provide outstanding results.
Many dental insurance plans cover bridges. The first step is calling your insurance carrier to determine what they cover. You may call the front desk for the most up-to-date information on insurance plans Vista Hills Family Dental accepts.
Dental implants last longer than bridges. However, the upfront cost of dental bridges is generally less.
Schedule your dental consultation
At Vista Hills Family Dental, the comfort of you and your family is our top priority. Our compassionate and caring service has one goal: to leave you smiling—with the smile you’ve always wanted. The caring staff at Vista Hills Family Dental are experts in helping families achieve the best oral health, most beautiful smiles and most pleasant and comfortable dental experience possible. We offer cosmetic dentistry, restorative care, periodontal (gum) care, preventative care and dental care for infants and children. Schedule your consultation today and let our doctors provide you with the best dental care El Paso has to offer.