If you have missing teeth, you may have trouble with simple tasks like eating, speaking, and smiling.
Drs. David J. Tasch and Mike Meek can replace your missing teeth and improve your quality of life with a natural-looking dental bridge.
Learn how our Austin, TX, dental practice can use the latest in dental bridge technology to transform your smile.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Superior Restorative Dentistry The 38th Street Dental Approach
Restorative dentistry can be complicated, so it is important to seek treatment from skilled, detail-oriented professionals. Drs. Tasch and Meek at 38th Street Dental are known for their exceptional level of high-quality care. If you are ready to stop suffering with an incomplete smile, then contact our Austin, TX, practice today. You can schedule a one-on-one consultation with our dentists by sending us a message online, or by calling:
Dr. Meek has been my dentist for well over 20 years, and it’s because he gives excellent care. I recommend him highly to anyone who wants the best dentist in the Austin area.View on Google
Competence, flexibility and conscientiousness are qualities I have come to expect out of Dr. Tasch and 38th Street Dental. I went there for post-implant restoration and they did not disappoint.View on Google
Dental Bridge Candidacy
Extent of Tooth Loss
First, we will talk about options for the number of teeth you are missing. If you have more than three missing teeth, a partial denture may be a better form of treatment. If you have one missing tooth we may recommend an implant-supported crown as a more suitable alternative to a traditional bridge.
Next, our dentist will assess the condition of your natural teeth. The teeth on either side of the gap in your smile need to be strong enough to support a traditional bridge. If these teeth are compromised by a large filling or decay, we may suggest extractions and an implant-supported partial denture instead.
Implant-supported bridges require a strong, healthy jawbone to be successful. If you have suffered jaw recession due to long-term tooth loss, you may be better suited for a traditional bridge than dental implants. However, it may be possible to restore your candidacy with bone grafting, which we can coordinate with an oral surgeon. It is important to note that even traditional bridges can require bone grafting if the bone recession is advanced.
Implants involve a surgical procedure. If you smoke or suffer from conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, you may be at an increased risk for complications during treatment. Our dentists will review your medical history so we can determine if an implant-supported or traditional bridge will be right for you.
Placing a Traditional Dental Bridge
Our bridges are handcrafted from premium materials to mimic the color and shape of your natural teeth.
What about Implants?
If you are interested in an implant-supported bridge, your treatment will look much different. We will coordinate the initial portion of the procedure with a trusted local oral surgeon to ensure the most successful implant results. After you recover from the first phase, our Austin practice will take over the design and restoration aspect of your treatment, providing you with a stunning, custom-made bridge.
Love going to 38th Street Dental! Sadie, my hygienist has such a gentle touch, I almost fall asleep in the chair. Dr. Meek is great; I've been going to him for years. The office staff is also super and will readily assist me with any financial and insurance questions I might have.View on Google
Once again 38th Street Dental came through with flying colors. The plan was to get a temporary after tooth extraction in a few days but when Dr. Tasch found out that I was to attend a memorial service shortly he spent an hour putting a shorter term temporary then and there, without extra charge. That's above and beyond!View on Google