Losing a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row can be a distressing experience, impacting both your oral health and self-confidence. Our dentists may recommend dental bridges as an effective solution to restore your smile and dental functionality. A dental bridge is a fixed, or nonremovable, dental restoration that provides stability and aesthetics by replacing your missing teeth.
What are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge consists of two crucial components: custom-made dental crowns and an artificial tooth (pontic) that fills the gap left by the missing tooth. The crowns are carefully designed to match your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless fit and appearance, and are affixed to the teeth or dental implants adjacent to the gap, securely holding the bridge in place.
The Advantages of Dental Bridges
One of the advantages of dental bridges is their permanence. Once in place, your bridge will not easily shift or become loose, providing a long-lasting solution for tooth replacement. Bridges can also be completed in just two visits to our dentists, making it a convenient option for many patients.
The benefits of dental bridges extend beyond aesthetics. They can help restore your ability to speak, eat and chew normally, alleviating stress on your bite and enhancing the overall shape and volume of your face. Additionally, bridges prevent natural teeth from shifting out of position, improving the appearance of your smile and eliminating the need for removable partial dentures.
Our skilled dentists will assess your unique situation and guide you in determining whether a custom dental bridge is the ideal choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss. We invite you to call True Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 281-666-9912 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Olagoke Masha or Dr. Jennifer Ogbuehi and learn more about how dental bridges in Houston, Texas, can benefit you!