A dental bridge is a long-lasting solution that can replace missing teeth and make eating, speaking, and smiling a joy again.
Are you ready to stop suffering with an incomplete smile?
Let Dr. Juan M. Gonzalez at Star City Dental in El Paso, TX, share his insight about which type of bridge would be best in your case.
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The glowing 5-star reviews attest to how much El Paso patients appreciate Dr. Gonzalez at Star City Dental in El Paso. Review after review notes his exceptional dental experience and caring attitude. Both the dentist and his team believe in treating each and every person who comes through the door with respect.
Take a Look at Your Choices For Dental Bridges
Dr. Gonzalez offers a variety of dental bridges so patients can select one that fits their needs and their budget. He uses zirconia and IPS e.max® for his dental bridges and crowns. These high-quality dental materials give his patients restorations that are durable and look like natural teeth. These restorations can be designed to replace one tooth or several teeth.
How a Traditional Bridge Is Placed
Traditional Bridges: A Fast Way to Replace Missing Teeth
Traditional dental bridges consist of two crowns that hold pontics (artificial teeth) between them. To secure the bridge in place, the crowns are attached to the two natural teeth, called abutment teeth, on either side of the gap. Each pontic tooth is positioned to fill the empty space where the original teeth were lost.
While these traditional types of dental bridges are a quick way to replace missing teeth, there are downsides. The main concern for dentists is that healthy abutment teeth need to be altered to support the bridge, a step dentists prefer to avoid. Meanwhile, this solution cannot stop the bone recession that occurs in the absence of tooth roots.
How an Implant-Supported Bridge Is Placed
Implant-Supported Bridges: Prized For Unique Benefits
Implant-supported bridges are held in place by dental implants, which are screw-like devices that are inserted into the jawbone to replace lost tooth roots. Dentists prefer this advanced dentistry technique because it doesn't require reshaping healthy teeth to hold the bridge in place. Instead, the dental implants support the bridge. Implants also provide the stimulation necessary to stop bone recession.
If you are only missing one tooth, a single implant and crown will solve your problem. If you are missing a longer row of teeth, two implants will be used to support a bridge of replacement teeth.
Star City Dental Treats You Like Family 5-Star Reviews
I’ve always been terrified of dentist and what they do. Recently I had a cavity that finally became too painful so I had to get the courage to see one. I chose Dr Gonzalez and I don’t regret it! He did what he had to, without any pain or discomfort. He is very considerate and patient ... Thank you Dr Gonzalez and staff for helping me gain trust and confidence in dentist care. I will definitely be back.View On Google
An perfect environment with the perfect staff, most dentist office i been to just treat you as a number. Here at Star City Dental they treat you as part of the Family and they care about your oral health. My Hygienist Liz is on point and always informs me on any oral care i need to get on top of any recommendation of other treatments i may need. Dr.G office is the best well done!!!!View On Google
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