Missing one or more teeth is much more common than you may think. And if you are missing teeth – even if it’s just a single tooth – it’s important to find a replacement for those teeth as quickly as possible. If you don’t, your other teeth will shift in place to fill in the gap, and that can throw your bite off, as well as lead to a host of other dental problems. That’s why Dr. Tiffee is pleased to offer dental bridges to our patients from throughout the Uvalde, TX, area. Bridges are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. Once you learn more about them, you’ll understand why so many patients choose bridges.

What You Should Know about Dental Bridges

A bridge is a very sturdy dental appliance. It consists of one or more artificial teeth (porcelain crowns) mounted into a metal frame. The frame has brackets on each end and is designed to fit over the patient’s existing teeth on either side. Because the porcelain used to create the crowns in the bridge can be matched to the patient’s natural tooth color, bridges are barely noticeable.

Generally speaking, there are two styles of dental bridges available: fixed, which cannot be removed by the patient; and removable, which can be removed. Many patients prefer a fixed bridge since this style doesn’t move around inside a patient’s mouth and requires no special cleaning methods. But there are also those people who prefer removable bridges, which is why Dr. Tiffee offers both types to his patients.


To find out more about bridges, as well as other options for replacing missing teeth, contact our Uvalde, TX, office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Tiffee. He can provide more information about bridges, and help you to decide which dental appliance would work best for you.