Older-Couple-OutdoorsDental bridges are a way to replace one or more missing teeth with an arch which is custom-fit to your particular mouth. Two porcelain crowns are placed on the abutment teeth which are on either side of the space where teeth are missing. An artificial tooth is firmly attached in the center of the bridge. One advantage of dental bridges is that the procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive. Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, will tell you more about replacing missing teeth in as little as two office visits with a crown and bridge.

Why Dental Bridges?

One of the main side effects of untreated tooth loss is teeth drifting. This effect of missing teeth is potentially dangerous for your oral health. Possibilities include a misaligned bite and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). When your teeth aren’t properly aligned, it can also lead to excessive tooth wear, jaw muscle exhaustion, and teeth grinding. To avoid teeth drifting, bridgework is a common recommendation. The restorative apparatus will prevent teeth from shifting by holding abutment teeth in place and filling in the gap. Dental bridges also block excessive tooth wear by restoring chewing function.

Attaining the Right Fit

Dr. Gennero will begin your restorative dentistry procedure with a consultation to determine factors for candidacy. Other potential options for tooth replacement will be laid out for you. After determining that a dental bridge is the best option in your particular case, our dental team will begin by taking impressions of your abutment teeth. These impressions are next used to fabricate the dental crowns which will support the bridgework and artificial tooth or teeth. Once the bridgework is ready, you’re ready for your next appointment. The bridge is fitted and affixed for long term and natural looking rejuvenation to your beautiful smile.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Houston Dentist

Visit our Houston dental office for any of your dental needs, including dental bridges. To make an appointment, call (281) 578-6200. We serve patients from Clear Lake to The Woodlands, including Katy, West Houston, Sugarland, and surrounding neighborhoods.