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Dental Bridges: An Effective Solution for Missing Teeth
A dental bridge is made of several crowns fused together and is designed to fill a gap in your smile left by one or two missing teeth. Dr. Craig Hine and his team provide patients with custom-made dental bridges at their Bixby, OK, practice. These restorations can look lifelike, and natural next to your other teeth while they restore function to your smile.
Candidates for Dental Bridges
preserve your teeth
- Prevent a weak tooth from breaking
- Preserve a cracked tooth
- Restore a broken, worn, or misshaped tooth
- Restore a dental implant for a missing tooth
The bonding material and cement that we use to apply crowns at our practice are of the highest quality, ensuring comfort and durability. Your crown will also be custom-made to guarantee that it matches the shade and size of your other teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges can look lifelike, and natural next to your other teeth while they restore function to your smile.
both functional and aesthetic
By filling the gaps in your smile, we can also provide support to your facial structures, which prevents the appearance of sunken, sagging, and drooping facial tissues. With a natural-looking, lifelike restoration, you can smile with confidence, knowing your bridge is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.
The Treatment Process
Once we receive your bridge, you will return to our office for Dr. Hine to attach it to your teeth. Using durable, safe materials, he will affix the bridge and the attached crowns to your surrounding teeth. He will check to ensure your bite is properly aligned and that your bridge feels comfortable and looks natural.
If you opt for an implant-supported bridge, you will need to have dental implants surgically placed in your jaw. It can take three to six months to heal after your surgery. Once healed, your permanent bridge is affixed to the implants with abutment pieces.