A missing tooth can be embarrassing and also impact your oral health. When you have one or more visible teeth that have been lost, you may want to hide your smile. One cosmetic dental treatment to replace missing teeth is a dental bridge. Our expert restorative and cosmetic dentists at Smile Design Studios in Missouri City offer beautiful dental bridges to restore smiles.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Partial dentures can move or slip out of place when they are used to replace one or more missing teeth. However, dental bridges are fixed in place. If you have one or more teeth missing, prosthetic teeth can be anchored to the surrounding teeth to fill in the gaps of your smile. Once in place, dental bridges function like natural teeth for chewing and to complete your smile. Dental bridges are an affordable option for those who are not good candidates for dental implants but want to replace missing teeth.
To install a dental bridge, the most common method includes adding dental crowns to the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth. The new prosthetic teeth and the dental crowns are made at a dental lab in the precise shape of your teeth and bite. The dental crowns are placed on the adjacent teeth, and the prosthetic ones are attached to the crowns. The bridgework is behind the teeth and hidden from view. The result is a restored smile with prosthetic teeth that are permanently in place.
If you have lost one or more teeth and you want to explore restoration options, come see us at Smile Design Studios. We offer beautiful dental bridges, as well as dental implants and dentures. We can help restore a complete smile for your health and an improved appearance. Contact our practice in Missouri City today to schedule a consultation.