Make Your Smile Whole Again with a Bridge
Tooth loss has always been a concern for dental health practitioners, and dental bridges are one of the oldest prosthetic solutions for addressing it. Designed to close the gap in your smile when you’ve lost a tooth (or a couple of adjacent teeth), a bridge consists of one or more lifelike replacements for your lost teeth, known as pontics. When bonded in place, your dental bridge not only restores your smile’s appearance, but also reestablishes your bite’s proper balance and restores its ability to function properly. If you qualify, your dentist may recommend supporting your prosthesis on one or more dental implants.
Traditional and Implant Bridges
Traditionally, the pontics of dental bridges are supported by a pair of dental crowns that are bonded to the healthy, natural teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile. The crowns are also custom-designed to mimic the teeth they are bonded to so that your entire bridge blends in discreetly with your smile. However, many patients can benefit more from supporting their prosthesis on dental implants, which mimic the roots of lost teeth. For example, if you’ve lost a single tooth, then an implant post can be inserted into your jawbone and topped with a lifelike dental crown instead of a traditional bridge.
Recover from Tooth Loss with a Custom Bridge
Dental bridges are the most frequently-recommended solutions for addressing mild tooth loss. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Contemporary Dental in Bellaire, TX, today at 713-668-9119. We proudly welcome patients who live in Bellaire, Houston, West University/Southside Place, Southwest Houston, the Galleria area, and all surrounding communities.