Dental Bridges Houston
Dental bridges Houston are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Dental bridges Houston are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.
The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab. The lab is able to use the mold to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.
Cosmetic Dental Texas, Dr. Ka Ron Wade will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow up visit to set the bridge. It will be placed on the abutments and the dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure that the bridge is set.
Am I a Candidate for a Dental Bridge?
A Houston dental bridge is an excellent option for patients who lack sufficient bone structure to support a dental implant or who prefer a more stable restoration than dentures. It is also ideal for patients who prefer a significantly less invasive procedure than what is required when placing dental implants. Dental implants also require a waiting time of several months before crowns can be attached in most cases.
However, dental bridges are not appropriate in all situations. Each Houston dental bridge should only be used to replace gaps off our or fewer missing teeth although several bridges can be present in the same mouth. In most cases, you must also have healthy teeth on either side of the gap since they must support the placement of the dental crowns that attach the ends of the bridge.
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