How dental bridges can be used to restore the smile after tooth loss

 

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.

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