About Dental Bridges
A dental bridge fills in the gap between the teeth with a false tooth that is connected to a crown, which is placed over the next tooth. The false tooth attaches to the crown with a pontic. Our dentists provide three main options for bridges at Imperial Oaks Dental Care in Spring, TX which include, a cantilever bridge that surrounds the attached crown; a Maryland bridge, also known as a resin-bonded bridge that connects the false tooth with wings; or a crown that uses framework bonded to the surrounding natural teeth.
"I recently had my teeth cleaned at Imperial Oaks and I can honestly say that it was one of the best dental experiences I've had in a while. The hygienist, Pamelia, was very thorough in her explanation of the my options, each process, and after-care. She was very professional and made sure that I was comfortable."- T.K. / Yelp / Oct 09, 2019
"Generally I go to Fairfield Dental Care and Orthodontics to see Dr. Ng for my braces, I needed an emergency appointment to fix my broken bracket and Dr. Ng was at this location for the day. Without hesitation, they told me to come in right away and they will work me into the schedule to be seen. They were very busy but I was there for no more than 35 minutes, as a last minute emergency appointment. Amazing staff, clean environment and I couldn’t have been more thankful that they allowed me to come in."- S. / Google / Jul 24, 2019
"Friendly staff.. Dr.Patterson took her time and explained to me the process of the treatment plan and my options."- M.J. / Google / Jul 23, 2019
"The staff is exceptional and kind! Get amazing treatment every visit."- K.S. / Google / Jul 19, 2019
"I had great experience the office people are very nice and I love my dentist and hygienist they are very professional yet friendly. Thanks to all of them."- T.M. / Google / Jul 11, 2019
What to Expect
In preparation for the bridge, our dentists will drill down the support tooth to make adequate space for the dental crown. After the teeth are ready for the crown, digital X-rays will be taken so that a thorough visual can be attained and these, as well as the hard impressions will be sent to the dental lab where the permanent bridge is manufactured. Our dentists will cover the individual's teeth with temporary fixtures for protection until the permanent bridge is ready. Once the bridge is ready, our dentists will attach the bridge and realign the fit for a normal look and comfort.
Dental bridges can last for up to 15 years as long as routine dental exams at Imperial Oaks Dental Care in Spring, TX continue each year. It is also important that in addition to yearly check-ups, patients adhere incorporate a thorough at-home oral health regime. This includes, flossing, brushing, and fluoride, which will allow the bridge to last as long as possible.
Dental insurance generally handles a nice portion of the overall expense for professional dental bridges. The patient's coverage will depend on the benefits policy, but our billing office at Imperial Oaks Dental Care will confirm with your provider to understand as to what the patient may owe. Our dental practice takes many insurance plans. Patients who do not have insurance coverage may benefit from one of our billing programs.
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Smile Without Gaps
Unsightly gaps between teeth, as well as missing teeth can stop you from having your best smile. Discuss with our dentists at Imperial Oaks Dental Care about dental bridges so that those holes can be filled in with new teeth. Bridges not only enhance a beautiful smile, they can restore your oral hygiene for a healthy and beautiful mouth.
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