Do you suffer from missing or severely decayed teeth? Missing even one tooth can create an uneven bite that places stress on your teeth and jaw joints. With this added stress, your teeth may shift out of position and become more prone to tooth decay and gum disease.
A dental bridge is a restoration that uses crowns attached to pontics, or false teeth, to replace missing teeth. It is one of the most common ways for people to replace one or a few adjacent teeth. It requires healthy teeth on either side of the gap or dental implants to serve as abutments, which support the bridge.
Dental bridges offer a variety of benefits. They help distribute the bite forces more evenly to reduce the stress on other teeth, and they can prevent teeth from drifting or shifting out of alignment. They also restore your ability to eat and speak properly while restoring your smile and the natural shape of your face.
Traditional bridges are generally made of porcelain or porcelain that is fused to metal. The type you get may depend on where in the mouth it is being placed. At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, we will explain your options and the treatment procedure. Your abutment teeth will need to be prepared first, and a temporary bridge will keep your smile comfortable and attractive as you wait for your permanent bridge, which will be bonded securely into place when it is ready.
With Antoine Dental Center’s dental bridge treatment, missing teeth can be a thing of the past! For an appointment, contact our Houston dental office and schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping restore your smile!