Bridges

Are you missing a tooth? You’re not alone. A dental bridge is a common and effective way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Bridges are natural-looking, functional, and durable prosthetic devices that are custom-made for each patient to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Ledbetter Family Dental Care, Your Smile Starts Here. Dr. Les Ledbetter DDS Services General Dentistry Routine Check ups, Teeth Cleaning, X-Rays, Fillings, Filling, Crowns, Crown, Bridges, Bridge, Cosmetic Dental Care, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Bonding, Specialty Dentistry, Extractions, Root Canal, Complete and Partial Dentures, Dental Implant, Implants, Treatment of Gum Disease, Pediatric Childrens Dentistry. Dental Team April Hawkins, Sunny Wells, Jammey Howard, Leah Aldridge, Sheri Morris, Gina Lawson, Debbie Robinson. Home Offices in Ardmore and Wynnewood OK. Contact us at 580-223-4477 or 405-665-2220

Bridges are a Great Solution for Broken or Missing Teeth

A dental bridge offers an effective way for patients to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth next to each other. Dental bridges literally “bridge the gap” that is created by one or more missing teeth.

Building the Perfect Smile With a Dental Bridge

A lost tooth is a severe complication we must address as quickly as possible. You may feel self-conscious about your smile or even have trouble chewing comfortably. A gap in your smile also allows adjacent teeth to drift into the open space, become unstable, and potentially lead to further tooth loss. 

A dental bridge is an affordable tooth replacement that helps our Ardmore and Wynnewood patients smile again with confidence. If you can picture a suspension bridge, you have an idea of how a dental bridge works. Healthy teeth on either side of the space act as support and suspend an artificial tooth called a pontic between them. The pontic sits in the open space to restore function and appearance to your smile.

Ledbetter Family Dental Care, Your Smile Starts Here. Dr. Les Ledbetter DDS Services General Dentistry Routine Check ups, Teeth Cleaning, X-Rays, Fillings, Filling, Crowns, Crown, Bridges, Bridge, Cosmetic Dental Care, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Bonding, Specialty Dentistry, Extractions, Root Canal, Complete and Partial Dentures, Dental Implant, Implants, Treatment of Gum Disease, Pediatric Childrens Dentistry. Dental Team April Hawkins, Sunny Wells, Jammey Howard, Leah Aldridge, Sheri Morris, Gina Lawson, Debbie Robinson. Home Offices in Ardmore and Wynnewood OK. Contact us at 580-223-4477 or 405-665-2220 Senior man smiling at home

What are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges include many benefits. They can:

Restore your smile – They can eliminate unsightly gaps in your teeth.

Restore your ability to chew and speak properly – They can help you eat and speak properly. You no longer need to worry about how a missing tooth affects your ability to eat and talk.

Maintain dental alignment: They keep your remaining teeth from shifting out of place.

Prevent further tooth loss: Dental bridges can help prevent your other teeth from becoming loose or falling out.

Maintain the normal shape of your face: They support the natural contours of your face and prevent it from sinking in where a tooth is missing.

Evenly distribute the forces in your bite by replacing missing teeth – Dental bridges restore your dental functionality and help spread the forces in your bite evenly.

What Materials are Dental Bridges Made From?

Dental bridges are usually made from porcelain, metal, or a combination. Dr. Ledbetter will work with you to decide which type of dental bridge is best for you.

Porcelain Dental Bridges

They are made to match the color of your natural teeth. Porcelain is a solid material that can last for many years with proper care.

Metal Dental Bridges

Metal dental bridges are usually made from gold, platinum, or a base-metal alloy such as cobalt-chromium. Metal bridges are also solid and can last for many years. The main advantage is that they are usually less expensive than porcelain bridges.

Composite Dental Bridges

They are made from a tooth-colored resin material bonded to the teeth on either side of the space. Composite bridges are less expensive than porcelain ones but are not as strong or durable.

Bridging the Gap Between Dental Problems and Dental Health

Bridges offer many benefits over other treatment options, including improved appearance and speech, enhanced comfort, and greater stability.

Dr. Ledbetter is a skilled dentist who can help you determine if a dental bridge is the best treatment option for you. If it is, he and his team can create a custom dental bridge that will look and feel great. With proper care, your dental bridge can last for many years.

Schedule an appointment with Ledbetter Family Dental Care in Ardmore and Wynnewood, OK. We’ll evaluate your dental situation and discuss helpful recommendations for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile to its former glory.

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