Ashford Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges

Are you ready to start smiling again? Dental Bridges from Gamble & Kingry Family Dentistry can provide you with a beautiful and natural remedy for missing teeth. Our Ashford team members are your local Dental Bridge Experts and can help you determine if dental bridges are the right restorative treatment for you. Don’t wait – take back your smile today!

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are a proven solution for replacing missing teeth, designed to restore your smile's function and appearance. They consist of artificial teeth (pontics) anchored by crowns on adjacent teeth or implants, forming a "bridge" across gaps. Bridges can be crafted from materials like porcelain, ceramics, or metals, chosen to blend with your natural teeth in color and durability.

The installation process typically requires two visits: one for tooth preparation and impressions, and another for fitting the custom bridge. Beyond aesthetics, bridges improve chewing and speech and prevent other teeth from shifting. With proper maintenance, they offer a long-lasting, cost-effective option for filling tooth gaps.

Our dental team will guide you through choosing the most suitable bridge, considering factors like gap location and oral health, to ensure a natural look and comfortable fit.

Schedule a consultation at our location in Ashford to get started.

Do I Qualify For Dental Bridges

While one of our highly skilled Ashford based dentists will ultimately be able to suggest the right restorative solution for you, here are some factors they will likely take under consideration:

  • State of Natural Teeth/Gums
    • The health of the surrounding teeth and gums is important for the success of a dental bridge placement to last long term. If you’ve recently had a tooth extracted, you may need to wait a few months for the gum and underlying bone to heal.
  • Amount of Missing Teeth
    • If you have a few adjacent missing teeth, a dental bridge is an ideal solution. For a single missing tooth, you might consider a dental implant and for a large quantity of missing teeth or spaced out gaps, you may benefit from dentures.
  • Age
    • Dentists do not typically place bridges on children since their teeth are still in development. When a child’s jaw and teeth are fully mature, they can have a dental bridge placed if that is the optimal solution.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

  • Maintain face shape
    • When you have gaps due to missing teeth, they no longer provide structural support for your face. Without this support, your facial contours may begin to shift, resulting in reduced definition and sagging skin.
  • Protect Teeth Alignment
    • Without prevention from a dental bridge or implant, the teeth around the gap are likely to move into the space - resulting in teeth alignment being thrown off and less straight smile.
  • Improve Bite
    • Because of the improvements to teeth alignment, the alignment of the bite as well can see improvement, leading to better chewing ability. 
  • Long-lasting 
    • With proper care, dental bridges can last up to 15 years! When the lifespan of a dental bridge reaches its end, your dentist can skillfully replace it with a new one to maintain the aesthetic of your smile

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What Are the Differences Between Bridges and Dentures?

While both solutions are used to replace missing teeth, there are significant differences between dentures and dental bridges. Here is a summary:

Dental Bridges
  • Fixed in mouth
  • Higher cost
  • Complicated cleaning under the bridge
  • Good for a few missing teeth only
Dentures
  • Removable
  • Less Costly
  • Easier to clean due to being removable 
  • Partial and entire mouth options

 

 Make a consultation today to find out which restoration is right for you!

Why Choose Gamble & Kingry Family Dentistry in Ashford For Dental Bridges?

Personalized Care

Your smile is as unique as you are. Our dentists will make a customized treatment plan based on your medical and family history and ensure you feel supported every step of the way. They will also provide education on after care for your dental bridge, ensuring its longevity.

Top Ashford Team

During your dental bridge procedure, our skilled clinicians employ advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology to ensure optimal results with minimal discomfort. From precise measurements to meticulous craftsmanship, every aspect of your treatment is carefully tailored to meet your unique needs and preferences.

Patient Comfort Is Our Priority

Our highly trained cosmetic and general dentistry team will ensure your dental bridge procedure is as painless and easy as possible. With our commitment to patient-centered care, we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment where you can feel relaxed and at ease.

Personalized Care

Your smile is as unique as you are. Our dentists will make a customized treatment plan based on your medical and family history and ensure you feel supported every step of the way. They will also provide education on after care for your dental bridge, ensuring its longevity.

Top Ashford Team

During your dental bridge procedure, our skilled clinicians employ advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology to ensure optimal results with minimal discomfort. From precise measurements to meticulous craftsmanship, every aspect of your treatment is carefully tailored to meet your unique needs and preferences.

Patient Comfort Is Our Priority

Our highly trained cosmetic and general dentistry team will ensure your dental bridge procedure is as painless and easy as possible. With our commitment to patient-centered care, we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment where you can feel relaxed and at ease.

Does Getting Dental Bridges Hurt?

Our team of dental bridge experts will ensure you are pain free and as comfortable as possible during all aspects of the dental bridge procedure, including the impressions and placement. 

The days following the placement, you may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity while your mouth adjusts to bridge. 

How To Pay For Dental Bridges?

Don't let concerns about the cost of dental bridges prevent you from reclaiming your optimal smile. Gamble & Kingry Family Dentistry partners with a variety of insurance providers to ensure you receive the most favorable rate possible.

If you require dental bridges but lack insurance, financing plans may be available, contingent upon your specific treatment plan and its related expenses.

 

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A safe, low-risk way to replace one or more missing teeth. Natural teeth or dental implants can be used as anchors to support the suspended replacement teeth.

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