Crowns and Dental Bridges
A dental bridge is a device used to replace missing teeth. How it works is that it attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth — also known as abutment teeth. Your Houston dentist can either create bridges that are permanently attached (called fixed bridges), or they may make bridges that are removable. The whole procedure can be completed in 1 to 3 visits to the Midtown Dentistry office.
REPLACING MISSING TEETH WITH DENTAL BRIDGES
Tooth loss does not happen to everyone, but if you do lose some teeth, Midtown Dentistry in Houston, TX, can provide you with multiple options for replacing a lost tooth, including implants, dental bridges and removable partial dentures.
Your dentist can either a dental bridge that is removable or a dental bridge that permanently attached to your teeth. These are called fixed bridges.
DECIDING BETWEEN REMOVABLE AND FIXED BRIDGES
There are two ways that removable bridges can be attached to your teeth: The first way is with precision attachments. The second way they an be attached is with metal clasps. Removable bridges can be taken out and cleaned. However, fixed bridges offer more stability than removable bridges.
Your Midtown Dentistry dentist in Houston will apply fixed bridges by either bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth or by placing dental crowns on the abutment teeth. Fixed dental bridges should not be removed at home. To avoid damaging your teeth, only your dentist or a another dental professional should remove fixed dental bridges.
REASONS WHY DENTAL BRIDGES ARE NECESSARY
There are a number of reasons to get a dental bridge including:
- Possibility of gum disease
- Improve your appearance
- Make you look younger
- Stop speech disorders
CARING FOR YOUR DENTAL BRIDGE
A strict regimen of brushing and flossing will keep the bridge and surrounding teeth clean. This is of critical importance as the bridge relies on the neighboring teeth for support.
PORCELAIN CROWNS AT MIDTOWN DENTISTRY IN HOUSTON
Your Midtown Dentistry dentist will often use crowns so that the tooth can be used for chewing and other functions. It is often done after you’ve undergone a root canal where a large portion of the original tooth had to be removed.
But root canals aren’t the only reason your dentist may use crown. Crowns can used as dental bridge attachments. They can also cover dental implants or if you have a cracked tooth, a crown can cover it to stop it from cracking more. Another reason your dentist may recommend a crown is if a filling looks like it may come loose or fall off.
Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes. Your dentist can use them to cover a stained or dark tooth to make it look natural again.
Your Options with Dental Bridges and Crowns
When it comes to dental bridges and crown, the problems and fears of the past no longer exist. Today’s technology doesn’t use any metal or silver caps. In this day and age, crowns and bridges are custom made at a lab using ceramic materials that look just like your teeth.
Our cosmetic dentists at Midtown Dentistry have mastered the art of crowns and bridges. They specialize in cosmetic dentistry and have the credentials and experience to perform all of your cosmetic procedures.
Look no further for a cosmetic dentist in Houston, Texas – you will not be disappointed with your experience with Midtown Dentistry.
- Dental Bridges last about 10 to 15 years
- Dental Implants last longer on average
- Looks very natural no black metal line
- Takes 2 to 3 vistits
- Midtown Dentist are Experienced
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LEARN MORE ABOUT OTHER OPTIONS TO REPLACE MISSING TEETH
- Learn more about porcelain crowns
- Find out if metal-free dental bridges are right for you
- Dental Bridges Financing Options