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Company Name | BRIDGES in El Paso

  • 1920 N. Zaragoza, Suite 107
  • El Paso, Texas 79938

(915) 921-5331




AGD Member

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

The process of creating a bridge begins by reshaping your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge, then a mold is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab. The lab will use the mold to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of 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 reshaped teeth and the exposed gum areas and 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 existing supporting teeth and the dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure that the bridge is set. 

The bridge may take a little while to get used to. You should eat soft foods for the first few days after having your bridge placed. 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.

El Paso Dentist | BRIDGES. Paul Ro is a El Paso Dentist.