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Have you lost several teeth? If so, we encourage you to consider your options for dental restorations to restore your smile to full health. The loss of a few teeth in a row may necessitate the placement of a dental bridge or dentures. We would be happy to help you determine if receiving a dental bridge is the right restorative choice for your smile.

There are a few significant differences between dental bridges and dentures, one being that dentures can fill an entire row of missing teeth, while dental bridges reserved for a maximum of three teeth. Similarly, many appliances for dentures are removable, but bridges tend to be fixed in your smile, only to be removed by a dental professional. Our dentist can help you determine which restoration is right for you.

Dental bridges are often the best option for just a few missing teeth. Typically, they are comprised of dental materials such as metal that can be matched to the shape, size and color of your smile. Following the placement of your bridge, you can once again chew and speak comfortably, and there is no special care for a dental bridge. Please keep in mind that you still need to take care of your smile with a proper oral care routine of brushing your teeth for two minutes every day, flossing once a day and scheduling visits to the dentist every six months.

To learn more about receiving a dental bridge in Wichita Falls, Texas, please don’t hesitate to contact Heyen DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 940-257-2522 and schedule a visit with Dr. Don W. Heyen.