What is a bridge?
A dental bridge is a restoration that can be used to replace one or more missing teeth; a bridge can be used to replace up to three missing teeth in a row. Made up of an artificial tooth (called a pontic) and two crowns, the bridge fills in the space left by the missing teeth and returns your smile’s beauty, functionality, and health. Because the bridge is anchored in place by the dental crowns, which are attached to the neighboring teeth, it is a very stable restoration and will not easily come loose. In addition, the restoration is made to match the size and shape of your natural teeth so it will fit comfortably and blend in beautifully with your smile.
Do I need a bridge?
If you have lost one tooth or a couple of teeth in a row, our dentists may recommend a dental bridge in Houston, Texas, as the right solution for your smile. This type of restoration can improve your smile by:
- Replacing missing teeth
- Preventing the remaining teeth from moving out of their proper positions
- Restoring your ability to chew, speak, and eat as usual
- Improving the shape and volume of your face
- Enhancing the appearance of your smile
- Alleviating excess stress on the bite
To discover whether a bridge is right for your smile, we invite you to contact Red Bird Family Dental today and schedule your visit with Drs. Kim, Han, Cook, and Cho.