Dental Bridges in Pflugerville, TX
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A Dental Bridge Fills the Gap in Your Smile and Confidence
When you lose a tooth, you are losing more than a bit of enamel and dentin. It affects your appearance, confidence, and oral health. Pflugerville, TX patients have several excellent options for replacing missing teeth, including dental bridges. Dr. Jordan Tucker uses premier quality materials and aesthetic design principles for long-lasting, natural-looking results.
Bridging the Gap
A dental bridge does exactly what the name implies. It spans the space left by missing teeth. The bridge’s supports are dental crowns, which are affixed to teeth on each side of the gap. Positioned between the crowns are one or several prosthetic teeth, known as pontics. These elements are fused together, creating a single unit. However, they look like separate parts. More importantly, they look and function like real teeth. Even if you have a front teeth bridge when you smile, people won’t see a dental appliance. All they will notice is beautiful, natural-looking teeth.
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Once I moved to Austin I knew I had to find a new dentist, but not just any dentist would work. After some extensive research and questions locals I landed on Elite Smiles of Pfluerville. Dr. Tucker and his team gave me a comprehensive exam and gave me the cleaning of a lifetime. Once I was cleaned up I opted to give whitening a shot. My teeth came out whiter than an albino living in a cave. Not long after my visit with Dr. Tucker I landed myself a girlfriend. Elite Smiles of Pflugerville, changing smiles and lives. You won't be disappointed.
Dr. Jordan Tucker and his entire staff are amazing! I have never had a better experience at a dentist office than I did at Elite Smiles. Their compassion and understanding for the patient is indescribable. The dental work they do there is spot on! Dr. Tucker definitely has a patient for life!
Dr. Tucker and his staff are amazing and genuine, they made me feel extremely welcomed and my experience with them is the best dentist experience Ive had without a doubt! The payment options they provide are outstanding and they explained things very thoroughly, being confused or unsure is NOT an option. I felt and still feel very comfortable with them so if anyones looking for a good dentist that cares about their patients youve come to the right place. Thank you Dr. Tucker and all of your staff for being so genuine, I will definitely be leaving here with an elite smile!!
I started seeing Dr. Tucker back in 2018 in Temple when I started considering improving my smile. I had a lot of fillings as a kid that were now cracked teeth needing addressed first. Dr. Tucker did an amazing job fixing everything, and saved me a ton of money. He started his own office about an hour away from where I lived shortly after completing my work. Once I was ready to start the cosmetic work I went to 3 different dentists in my area who were okay, but I didn't feel great about moving forward with them so i decided to make the drive to see Dr. Tucker and he literally changed my life! I am in love with my my new smile and grateful for Dr. Tucker!
Debbie, mr Jordan, and amber, Danielle are the best group of people. Mr Jordan and amber are a hilarious and made me feel at ease and answered my questions. I really love the atmosphere here and the music is r&b all day long. 10/10 on everything :) too bad mr Jordan’s taken 💙
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The Benefits of Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth
- Fast and economical
- Natural appearance for a stunning smile
- Prevents other teeth from shifting
- Restores your ability to eat with ease and smile with confidence
Types of Dental Bridges
A dental bridge is affixed to the teeth, so you won’t need to worry about it becoming loose or slipping out of place. The most common design is held in place by two dental crowns, attached to teeth on both sides of the gap. Less commonly used types of bridges include Maryland (secured with tabs rather than crowns) and Cantilever (only attached to one tooth).
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Dental Bridges FAQs
How many teeth can a dental bridge replace?
It depends on which teeth are being replaced and where they are in the mouth, but in general, dental bridges replace up to four teeth in a row. Trying to replace more than four teeth can cause a dental bridge to be unstable in the mouth, making a denture a better option in these cases.
How long does it take to get a dental bridge?
Most dental bridges are placed in two appointments at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville. The first visit is to take impressions of the mouth, remove teeth if necessary, and prepare the anchor teeth to mount the bridge. Patients are fitted with a temporary bridge while their custom bridge is being made at the dental lab. When your permanent bridge is finished, you'll come back to have it permanently affixed in your mouth.
Does insurance cover dental bridges?
It depends on your dental insurance coverage, but most insurers will cover at least part of the cost of a dental bridge. During your consultation at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville, we can help you review your dental insurance to determine what your out-of-pocket costs may be.
How long does a dental bridge last?
Dental bridges can typically last up to 15 years before they may need to be adjusted or replaced. With good oral hygiene and regular checkups at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville, patients can greatly extend the functional life of their dental bridges.
The Dental Bridge Procedure for a Missing Tooth of Teeth
It usually takes a couple of weeks and two appointments to get a dental bridge. At the first visit, Dr. Tucker will prepare the abutment teeth for crowning. He will also take impressions and x-rays as needed, then place a temporary bridge. A ceramist will create your final bridge at a dental laboratory, a process that takes a couple of weeks.
When your custom dental bridge is ready, you will return for the second appointment. At this time, your dentist will remove the temporary, and try in the new bridge. If it meets his (exceedingly high) standards and you are delighted, then he will cement it in place.
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Discover your healthiest, most attractive smile. Contact Elite Smiles of Pflugerville to schedule an appointment to get started.