When a patient is missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Vela and Dr. Rodriguez may recommend a dental bridge in Kingsville, Texas. A dental bridge closes the gap caused by missing teeth and restores the beauty and functionality of your smile. A dental bridge will restore your ability to eat and speak properly and with ease. This appliance will prevent your facial muscles from sagging, so your face shape will be preserved. Your bite will be properly distributed because of the replaced missing teeth. Closing gaps in your smile will keep your existing teeth from drifting out of place.

There are three types of dental bridges available. Traditional bridges are made up of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a replacement tooth in between. The teeth on either side of the gap are known as abutment teeth. Cantilever bridges are used when there is only an adjacent tooth on one side of the gap. This type of bridge is not very common anymore. Maryland bonded bridges are made of replacement teeth and gums attached to a framework. The framework has wings on either side of the dental bridge that are bonded to your natural teeth.

Please contact Vela Dental Centers Kingsville today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists.