Dental Bridges in San Antonio
Bridging that gap in your smile
If one or more missing teeth created a gap in your smile, the solution to your problem might be a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a natural-looking device that is custom-made to fill the gap in your smile while also preserving the alignment of your teeth.
Dr. Edward Camacho uses dental bridges made from zirconia whenever possible. When compared to metal ceramic bridges, metal-free Zirconia bridges are stronger and more visually appealing. They cause less tooth sensitivity and they eliminate the ugly grey line around the edge of the gums caused by restorations with a metal base.
Dr. Edward Camacho is very skilled in restorative dentistry techniques. He has over 30 years of experience and has created hundreds of beautiful bridges for his patients.
Why replace missing teeth?
Gaps between teeth can cause problems if not repaired. Even if you have just a single missing tooth that others do not see very often, getting that gap filled can prevent future chewing problems. Moreover, if even one tooth is missing other teeth may drift out of place, leading to jaw and/or bite problems.
A fixed dental bridge is one way to replace missing teeth. A typical fixed bridge is composed of a filler tooth that is attached to two surrounding crowns. After completion, the bridge structure is bonded onto your smile.
Let Dr. Camacho bridge that gap in your smile just as he has done for hundreds of San Antonio area residents over the last three decades. He will educate you as to why you need a bridge and then give you all your bridge options. You’ll find that his bridges are quite affordable. Dr. Camacho keeps his prices competitive, offers special financing options (with approved credit) and accepts most PPO insurance plans (out of network provider).
Fixed bridges vs. single-tooth implants
Bridges work quite well for people who already have crowns, or who need them, on the teeth around the missing tooth or teeth. But if the teeth surrounding the missing tooth are healthy, Dr. Camacho may recommend using a single dental implant to replace the missing tooth.
With an implant-supported bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, the bridge is supported on either side by a dental implant. It not only replaces the support lost by the missing teeth, it also avoids the necessity to cut adjacent teeth, as is required with ordinary bridges.