Patient Case Feature: Anterior Bridge!

Just because you already have a bridge or other prosthetic in place from another practice (or from such a long time ago, it feels like another lifetime) doesn’t mean you’re stuck with the current smile you’re displaying. In the case of today’s grin, we’re looking at a patient who came to us with the desire to replace an older dental bridge (and who left with some extremely exciting improvements). Interested in replacing your dental work to reinvigorate your smile? Call our Southlake, TX team for a consultation soon!

The Smile Concern And The Solutions

Let’s start with where our patient began: His goal was to replace the current dental bridge because it has seen better days. Upon full inspection of his smile, we determined that he needed to replace one missing tooth. However, his smile displayed a variety of shades amongst both the natural and artificial tissue, while his canine teeth had experienced some chipping over the years. The possible solutions:

  • Replace the tooth with a dental implant
  • Choose to continue moving forward with a new dental bridge
  • Improve surrounding teeth and match the restoration to those teeth for a comprehensive smile improvement

What The Patient Felt Best About

Upon discussing the options with our patient, we discovered that his preference for tooth replacement was with the dental bridge. We also agreed to address other minor esthetic concerns for fresh, youthful, uniform results.

The Final Solution

To ensure a beautiful finish and smile that stands the test of time, we chose the following plan: To whiten his natural teeth, address chipping with porcelain veneers, then the placement of a new dental bridge, ensuring all “tissues” matched beautifully. The work created continuity and eliminated the dark line along the patient’s gumline. If you look closely at our patient’s bottom teeth, you will see that color correction and minor contouring created additional consistency for gorgeous results.

Replace Missing Teeth With A Beautiful Bridge

Looking to replace one or up to three teeth that are missing in a row? Consider the beautiful results of a dental bridge! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.