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Sometimes, a tooth can be lost because of a severe dental issue. If you have lost one or more teeth, Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Smith may recommend a dental bridge in Amarillo, Texas. A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns with a replacement tooth in between. The crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap, to anchor the dental bridge.

What are the advantages of dental bridges?
Your dental bridge can do many things for you and your smile, including:

– Restore your ability to talk and eat properly
– Restore your smile
– Maintain the shape of your face
– Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting
– Properly distribute your bite by replacing teeth

How long will my dental bridge last?
Generally, a dental bridge can last from 5 to 15 years, or even longer. The quality of your oral hygiene and how dedicated you are to regular dental checkups will determine the lifespan of your dental bridge.

Will eating with a dental bridge be difficult?
Since bridges replace missing teeth, eating with a bridge should be easier. However, you should eat soft foods that are cut into small pieces until you become accustomed to your new dental bridge.

How do I take care of a dental bridge?
Be sure to brush twice a day and floss once a day to uphold your oral health. Visiting our dentists at least twice a year is also imperative. Your bridge needs a solid, healthy foundation from the surrounding teeth.

We welcome you to contact Hawkins Dental Group today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.