If you are missing a tooth or teeth, it’s important to replace the function of the tooth as soon as possible. Several complications can occur when a tooth is missing, so many choose a dental bridge as a solution.

When a tooth is missing, other teeth may begin to shift into the gap left by the missing tooth. Exposed gums where the tooth is missing is also more exposed and prone to damage and subsequent infection, as well. And, over the long-term, the jawbone below the tooth may begin to become reabsorbed into the body. This is a natural process that occurs when the body senses a part is no longer needed. Over time, when the pressure of a bite doesn’t reach the jawbone below, the bone starts to reabsorb into the body. This causes the sunken jaw look that usually accompanies missing teeth.

If you are missing a tooth, Legends Dental can help you. Please call us for an appointment today.


Missing tooth? Call us today.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge replaces a tooth or teeth, "bridging" the open gap.

When a tooth is lost, it can be damaging to your confidence and to your overall smile. Your other teeth may begin to shift to fill the gap left by the missing tooth. This can cause your entire bite to become misaligned and over the years you may begin to experience discomfort in your jaw, ears, face and even neck. In addition, a missing tooth can also cause premature aging of the face as jaw bone loss occurs due to lack of stimulation from the tooth that was once there.

A dental bridge is a tooth replacement option that is held in place by connecting it to the nearby teeth, hence the term ‘bridge’. How can a dental bridge help you? A bridge can help restore your smile aesthetically, it can make chewing and talking easier again, it can help maintain your facial structure and prevent premature aging and it can help keep your other teeth from shifting, potentially throwing off your whole bite!


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A NOTE TO OUR PATIENTS

The well-being of our patients has always been our top priority!

Legends Dental is following the recommendations of Governor Abbott, Texas State Dental Board, ADA, as well as the CDC. We will be limiting our services effective immediately. Due to recent circumstances and for the safety and well-being of our patients, their families, and our community, we will not be performing any routine or non-urgent dental procedures at this time.

Though our office hours have been temporarily shortened, our team will continue to support anyone who may be experiencing pain and all who require an Emergency Care Visit.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency or having pain, please text our office at (254)776-0691 or call (254)799-9540 so we may get you scheduled as quickly as possible. You can also message us on Facebook.

Examples of urgent dental care treatments include:
Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation. Surgical postoperative osteitis or dry socket dressing changes. Abscess or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized pain and swelling. Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma. Dental treatment cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken or causing gingival irritation. Extensive decay or defective restorations causing pain; suture removal; denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded; and snipping or adjustments of an orthodontic wire causing pain.

Additionally, our team is here to help those affected by cancellations. We will gladly assist with rescheduling to a time that is best for you. If you have an appointment that may be affected, or would like to reschedule regardless, please call (254)799-9540 or text (254)776-0691 so we may accommodate you.

We love all our patients and look forward to being able to serve all of your dental needs as soon as possible!! Thank you for you time and understanding during these circumstances.