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Dental Bridge Houston, TXAt Royal Dental, patients in and around the community of Houston, TX have access to a variety of dental procedures to improve the health, appearance, and functionality of the smile. Tooth loss is a common concern that can cause patients to feel self-conscious about the way they look and how they are able to speak and eat. Tooth replacement options are readily available for patients and may include the fabrication and placement of a dental bridge.

Dental bridges

Restorations such as dental bridges are highly desirable for a number of reasons. At Royal Dental, we know how important it is for patients to have a long-lasting repair that looks like the natural smile—while still being an affordable option. Dental bridges are restorations that include false teeth called pontics fused to dental crowns on each side, which anchor the bridge in place to “bridge the gap” left behind from missing or extracted teeth. The bridge fills the gap and restores the patient’s ability to eat and speak while ensure an aesthetic appearance. Dental bridges are not as inexpensive as partial dentures but are longer lasting and permanent.

Who is a candidate?

Any patient who needs to replace one or more teeth in a row and has adjacent teeth in place to successful anchor the bridge in place may be considered an appropriate candidate. Patients should visit one of the Royal Dental practices for a full evaluation before considering this solution. It is also wise for patients to learn about the other options to make sure they are making a knowledgeable decision in regards to their tooth replacement choice.

What other options are available?

If patients are not appropriate candidates for dental bridges or are looking for another option, they may want to find out about partial dentures, full dentures, and dental implants. All of these play a part in tooth replacement, though there is never a “one size fits all” opportunity when it comes to restorations available at Royal Dental.

Ready to learn more about dental bridges?

Contact the team at Royal Dental in the area of Houston, TX at one of their eight convenient locations. The office can be reached for an appointment at (713) 330-7700.

Dental Crown Houston, TXWhile the teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are issues that can arise at times that may require the assistance of a quality dental team. In Houston, TX, patients can work with the dentists at Royal Dental to determine the best restoration to repair their smile when breakage or decay develop. One of the most common restorations used in dentistry today is the dental crown.

Dental crowns explained

The dentists at Royal Dental describe dental crowns as custom porcelain “caps” that bond over the top of the exposed area of tooth. The crown is meant to act as another layer of protection that can strengthen a tooth or cover its appearance. Dental crowns may also be used over the abutment of a dental implant to restore a missing tooth and address functionality that may have been lost when a tooth is damaged or extracted.

Why dental crowns?

Dental crowns have several benefits. They are fabricated with the patient in mind. The dentist ensures precision results by instructing the ceramic to make the restoration with the same shape, color, and size as the rest of the teeth in the smile. This allows for proper integration into the smile. Additionally, dental crowns are fabricated from porcelain, which is a material that closely mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. By using materials such as porcelain, dentists can help patients realize how aesthetic their new restoration will be when bonded in place. Dental crowns are also very strong and durable and are fabricated to withstand natural chewing and biting forces. They can crack, however, so it is important that patients avoid chewing or biting on hard items such as hard candies or ice cubes. This will improve the longevity of restorations as well as the natural teeth.

Contact Royal Dental to find out more about dental crowns

Patients in the Houston, TX community and beyond who are ready to discuss restorations such has dental crowns are welcome to book a consultation appointment at one of the eight convenient office locations in the area. Contact the primary line at (713) 330-7700 to schedule a visit at the practice best located for you!

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