Dental Bridges

Houston dental bridges
Dental implants aren’t the sole option for those missing teeth. Those looking for a non-surgical option are often interested in dental bridges. A bridge is an artificial tooth bonded to neighboring crowns. This creates a new tooth structure that is not directly attached to your gums, but to teeth on either side. Dental bridges serve a functional and cosmetic purpose, both preventing periodontal disease at the site and filling in your smile.

Bridges last an average of ten years, and prevent teeth surrounding a gap from rotating or shifting. This impedes the development of gingivitis and a TMJ disorder. Due to their non-surgical nature, dental bridges are the simplest way to replace one or several missing teeth.

What is a Bridge?

A dental bridge’s construction is detailed in its name: it consists of two anchor crowns on either side of a full false tooth. The anchor crowns secure the tooth in a gap where a tooth is missing. Bridges constructed with porcelain crowns blend with your other teeth and form a natural-looking smile.

Is a Dental Bridge the Right Option for Me?

Houston porcelain crowns before and after
You will need to schedule a consultation with our team to learn more about whether a bridge is the ideal tooth replacement method. Before your appointment, there are a few factors to consider so that you have a better idea whether a bridge might be the right option. A bridge may be appropriate for patients who are

  • Missing a single tooth
  • Not interested in dental implants
  • Interested in affordable tooth replacement
  • Interested in a faster restorative process

It’s also important to note that dental bridges do not last as long as implant-supported restorations, and that the adjacent teeth will need to be prepared in order for the anchor crowns to fit into place.

If you’re ready to learn more, book a complimentary consultation to have a one-on-one conversation with Dr. de Jongh.

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