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J. Eric Francom, DMD | Bridges in Seagoville

Seagoville Dental

605 Avalon Drive
Seagoville, Texas 75159

J. Eric Francom, DMD

972-287-5513

Bridges

 

Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.

The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area, which is sent to a dental lab. The lab then creates a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.

We will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas, as well as look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow up visit to set the bridge. It will be placed on the abutments and we will then use an adhesive to set the the bridge.

J. Eric Francom, DMD in Seagoville TX

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The bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days it should feel just like your old teeth. Eat soft foods for the first few days, and after the initial phase, you will be able to eat whatever you want with no issues. 

If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly.

 
 
 
Seagoville Dentist | Bridges. J. Eric Francom is a Seagoville Dentist.