Dental Bridges in Far West Side

Options for Dental Bridges in San Antonio

You can get dental bridges and associated services right in your Far West Side neighborhood at Calm Spring Dental. Dr. Obinna Ejike always takes a hands-on approach to dentistry, and he has the skills and experience to guide you to the best option for replacing missing or damaged teeth.

No More Searching for "Dental Bridges Near Me"

Our Calm Spring Dental office in the Far West Side of San Antonio, Texas, offers dental bridges to bridge the gap left by one or more missing teeth. Also known as pontics, these bridges start with gum-colored bases made of resin. Artificial teeth are carefully fitted to bridge the gap in your smile. The teeth can be made of resin, ceramics, porcelain, gold or silver, but most patients prefer replacements that match their natural tooth color, and composite resins can do this precisely.

The benefits of bridges include:

  • Restoring your smile
  • Making it possible to chew food normally
  • Preventing health complications from the loss of one or more teeth
  • Normalizing your speech
  • Distributing biting force evenly
  • Maintaining the shape of your face
  • Preventing your remaining natural teeth from drifting out of position

Dental Bridges Tailored for Your Needs

The types of bridges we offer include the following:

  • Traditional: Traditional bridges require Dr. Ejike to take measurements and X-rays to create the crowns for the pontic or plate. Traditional refers to the method of anchoring the bridge. Traditional bridges anchor to a healthy tooth on either side of the missing teeth, and the anchors are hidden by a crown made for these anchor teeth.
  • Cantilever: Cantilever bridges are designed for situations where the missing teeth only border healthy teeth on one side. This bridge isn’t commonly used, but the option is available. Using the bridge for back teeth isn’t recommended because the one-sided anchor puts too much force on other back teeth.
  • Maryland-bonded: Maryland-bonded bridges are supported by a metal or porcelain frame, and the frame has wings on either side that attach to healthy teeth. The wings are visible, so it’s not the best choice if a natural appearance is important to you.
  • Implant-supported: Implant-supported bridges have many functional advantages over other types of bridges, but they do cost more. Dr. Ejike inserts implants where the teeth are missing, which attaches to the bridge and secures it. The implants replace the roots of natural teeth, and they stimulate healthy bone processes so your jawbones don’t atrophy. Of course, you must first have implant surgery, which Dr. Ejike can provide, and you need time to heal before attaching the bridge.

Dental Bridges: Other Replacement Options

There are other tooth replacement options that Dr. Ejike will explain, so you can end your search for "dental bridges near me" with the best solution for you. The most recommended is an implant and a crown for each missing tooth. This is the best tooth replacement option because each tooth works just like a natural tooth. You might also consider a fixed or removable partial plate or full denture. Removable dentures can replace teeth, but you usually need to use adhesive daily to hold either a partial or full plate.

Making an Appointment for Dental Bridges Near Me

You can make an appointment today to visit us and get answers to your cosmetic dentistry questions. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ejike to discuss your options for bridges or ask about anything you'd like to know.