Bridges Specialist

Kimberly C. Andersen, DDS

General Dentistry located in The Woodlands, TX

If you’re missing one or more teeth, bridges help to restore your smile. Kimberly Andersen, DDS, located in The Woodlands, Texas, creates bridges to boost your self-confidence and protect your oral health. Without a bridge, your remaining teeth may shift out of place. If you’re looking for a long-term solution for missing teeth, call today or book a consultation online.

Bridges

What is the purpose of a bridge?

A bridge helps to restore your smile if you’re missing one or more teeth. The device is typically made out of gold, porcelain, alloys, or a combination of these materials and created to look like natural teeth.

As the name implies, the bridge “bridges” the gap where your teeth are missing. Some bridges are removable, but the ones put in by Kimberly Andersen, DDS, can only be removed by a member of the dental team. A bridge is a long-term solution to replace missing teeth.

How does a bridge work?

A bridge is held in place in a couple of ways. It may be cemented to:

Your natural teeth 

  • Other dental implants
  • A combination of both your own teeth and implants

When you come to Kimberly Andersen, DDS, for a consultation, the dental team discusses your options to hold the bridge in place.

What are the benefits of bridges?

Bridges are a long-term solution to restore your smile. They help:

  • Give you a better bite
  • Maintain the natural shape of your face
  • Improve the alignment, appearance, and shape of your smile
  • Improve your speech and pronunciation

Bridges also help to prevent unnatural shifting of your natural teeth. 

How long to bridges last?

Bridges are long-lasting, remaining in your mouth for five to seven years on average. Good dental care can boost the longevity of your bridge.

What is the process of getting a bridge?

Getting a bridge is typically completed in two stages. Your first visit to Kimberly Andersen, DDS, involves preparing your teeth for your new bridge. 

Your dentist takes photos and an impression of the space between your teeth and your surrounding area and sends the information to a dental lab. The lab creates a bridge to fit the precise dimensions of your mouth.

Your bridge is put in place at your second visit. It’s typically fixed in place with dental cement and anchored to the teeth on each side of the bridge. 

To learn more about the benefits of a bridge for a new, improved smile, call Kimberly Andersen, DDS, today or schedule a consultation online.