Dental Bridges in Fort Worth, TX
Restore Your Beautiful, Functional Smile
Missing teeth can take a toll on both your oral health and confidence. Incomplete smiles make it hard to chew or speak with comfort, and it’s hard to take pride in a damaged smile. If you want to restore your smile’s health and function but don’t qualify for implants, dental bridges may be right for you.
At Lake Country Dental, Dr. Snider is proud to offer dental bridges to patients looking for a minimally invasive way to complete their beautiful smiles. Explore our dental bridge guide to learn how you may benefit.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are made up of fake teeth, known as pontics, that bridge the gap left by missing teeth. On either side of a bridge are dental crowns, also called abutments, which act as anchors to keep the bridge securely in place.
Other treatments like dental implants require invasive procedures, but dental bridges can be placed in as few as two short visits to our Fort Worth office. Dental bridges can be removable or fixed, and last up to 15 years with proper care.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges come with a host of benefits, including:
- Restoring your ability to speak and eat with comfort
- Maintaining face shape
- Natural-looking appearance
- Minimally invasive installation procedure
- Preventing surrounding teeth from shifting out of place
- Decreased wear and tear of surrounding teeth\
What Can Dental Bridges Fix?
Dr. Snider may recommend dental bridges to patients with:
- Missing teeth
- Severely decayed or damaged teeth
- Significant teeth gaps
To learn if dental bridges are right for you, schedule an appointment at our Fort Worth office by calling (817) 236-8771. Dr. Snider will evaluate your oral health and determine if this treatment is ideal for your individual needs.
The Dental Bridge Process
Typically, you can receive a dental bridge in as few as two appointments at our Fort Worth office. Dr. Snider will begin by administering a local anesthetic so you don’t feel any pain during the process. He’ll discuss your preference for dental sedation at your consultation.
After you’ve both agreed to proceed, Dr. Snider will prep the teeth surrounding the gap which will anchor the bridge in place. These teeth will be lightly buffed to make room for dental crowns. Dr. Snider will then take a detailed impression of your teeth to send to a dental lab so they can create your restoration. You’ll be given a temporary bridge in the meantime.
Once we receive your bridge, you’ll return to our Fort Worth office for your final fitting. Dr. Snider will remove your temporary bridge and place your permanent restoration, making any necessary adjustments to ensure a natural, comfortable fit before cementing it into place. Then you’ll be ready to show off your restored smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
How many teeth can a dental bridge replace?
Depending on your oral health needs, a dental bridge can replace one to four missing teeth. Dr. Snider will assess your situation and determine if a bridge is the best treatment to address your tooth loss at your initial consultation.
How long do dental bridges last?
With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last between five and 15 years before needing to be replaced. While bridges are designed to withstand your daily habits, practicing good oral hygiene can help keep them in optimal condition.
It’s important to brush twice a day and floss once a day to maintain good oral hygiene. We also encourage patients to schedule biannual appointments at our Fort Worth office for regular dental exams and cleanings.
How much do dental bridges cost?
The cost of your dental bridge treatment depends on certain factors, such as how many teeth your bridge will be replacing. At your initial consultation, Dr. Snider will provide you with a cost estimate of the procedure. We recommend that you contact your dental insurance provider ahead of time to learn more about your plan’s coverage.
You can also visit our financing page to learn more about our affordable payment options. We’re proud to accept payments through CareCredit, a third-party financing company designed to help patients cover the costs of their treatment. Applying online is quick and easy, and you may qualify for financial assistance regardless of your budget and insurance status.
Learn How Dr. Snider Can Restore Your Smile
Dental bridges are a convenient, non-invasive treatment that can help restore your smile’s beauty and functionality. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Snider, give our Fort Worth office a call at (817) 236-8771. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our convenient contact form.