Dental Bridge

Dental Bridge in Austin, TX

A bridge is designed to literally bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth. A bridge is a false tooth cemented to the teeth adjacent to the space.

Bridges are designed to restore the aesthetics of your smile and the functionality of the mouth, allowing you to eat and speak properly. Bridges help maintain the shape of your face so that cheeks do not sink where teeth are missing. Bridges can help distribute bite forces by replacing missing teeth. And they can prevent teeth from drifting out of position.  


The Procedure

Crowns and Bridges Austin, TX
Like crowns, placing a bridge requires three office visits. During the first visit, the teeth that serve as abutments (the teeth on either side of the missing tooth) are prepared for their crown. The enamel on each tooth is removed to allow room for the crown material. After the tooth has been reshaped, an impression of the area will be made. These impressions are used to fabricate a custom bridge. Your doctor may make a temporary bridge for you to wear in order to protect the exposed teeth and gums while your bridge is being made. Manufacturing the bridge usually takes 3 weeks.  

During your second visit, we will check the health of your tissue.  Healthy gums ensure most effective cementation of the bridge.

At your last visit, the bridge will be tried in and cemented in place.  

Dr. Corinne R.Scalzitti, located in Austin, TX, is a Dentist who serves patients from Lakeway, TX, Marble Falls, TX and Spicewood, TX. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!


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