A dental bridge is the ideal tooth replacement option for patients missing several teeth in a row. If you’re missing two or more teeth in a row, you can get one dental bridge to replace them simultaneously. Dental bridges come in numerous forms, such as traditional dental bridges, cantilever dental bridges, and Maryland dental bridges. Epic Dental Center uses cutting-edge techniques to replace your missing teeth and provide natural-looking dental restoration. You may contact us to learn more about dental bridges in Houston.

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What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a series of false teeth, known as pontics, which are held in place by the abutment teeth on either side of the gap of missing teeth. If you’re missing two or more teeth in a row, you can get a dental bridge to replace them simultaneously. While the pontics can be made from numerous materials, including metals, they’re generally made from porcelain to ensure a natural appearance. A dental bridge offers a stable replacement for your missing teeth.

Bridges preserve your facial structure by filling tooth gaps and preventing nearby teeth from sliding into the empty area left by lost teeth. Make an appointment today.

Types of Dental Bridges:

  • Traditional Dental Bridge: The pontics are held in place by dental crowns attached to the abutment teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing teeth. The natural teeth on both sides of the gap have to be filed down to support the dental crowns.
  • Cantilever Dental Bridge: The pontics are held in place by a dental crown attached to one abutment tooth. You only need a natural tooth on one side of the missing teeth. This procedure also necessitates filing down the abutment tooth.
  • Maryland  Dental Bridge: The pontics are supported by metallic or ceramic frameworks attached to the backs of the surrounding abutment teeth. This procedure offers a less durable restoration, but the natural teeth don’t have to be filed down.
  • Implant Dental Bridge: The dentist attaches a titanium or ceramic implant to the jawbone on either side of the sockets of the missing teeth. The implants provide a firm base for the pontics. There’s no need to file down the surrounding teeth.

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Reasons You May Need a Dental Bridge:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth in a row
  • Restore your smile
  • Restore your speech
  • Allow you to chew food properly
  • Improve your self-confidence
  • Ensure a stable replacement for your teeth
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting
  • Maintain optimal dental alignment

Missing teeth may affect your appearance and ability to chew or speak. Speak to our dentist today and see if a dental bridge is the right treatment for you. Book now.

Your Dental Bridge Procedure in Houston

Your dentist will select the ideal dental bridge procedure after a thorough evaluation. During a traditional dental bridge, the dentist will use special techniques to file down the structure of the surrounding abutment teeth next to the missing teeth. Once the abutment teeth are filed down into small stubs, the dentist will take an impression of the entire structure. The impressions are sent to the dental laboratory to produce the dental bridge. Once the dental bridge is produced, the crowns surrounding the pontics are attached to the abutment teeth.

A dental bridge may be the right option for you if you have a missing tooth. A bridge fills the gap, restoring your bite, smile, and dental health. Book an online appointment!

Dental Bridges FAQs

How long until my dental bridge feels normal?

Your dental bridge will start feeling completely normal after about two weeks.

How long do dental bridges last on front teeth?

Dental bridges on the front teeth can last for 5 to 7 years. But if you maintain optimal oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly, you can also make them last for 10 years or more.

What to expect after getting a bridge?

Your gums and soft tissues might feel numb for a few hours after your dental bridge procedure. After the anesthetic wears off, you may experience mild tenderness, soreness, and increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures for a few days.

Is a dental bridge worth it?

A dental bridge is completely worth it because it can replace several missing teeth in a row simultaneously. Unlike a denture, a dental bridge offers a completely stable replacement for your missing teeth — the pontics can’t be removed. And unlike dental implants, dental bridges don’t necessitate oral surgery.

Who should get a bridge?

A dental bridge is meant for patients with missing teeth. If you’re missing one or more teeth and don’t want to undergo surgery, you can get a dental bridge to replace the missing teeth.

How do I care for a bridge?

  • Brush at least twice daily.
  • Floss regularly, especially around and under the bridge.
  • Remove debris and food particles from under the bridge after meals.
  • Go for regular dental cleanings and checkups.

When is a dental bridge an appropriate replacement solution?

A dental bridge is an appropriate tooth replacement solution if you’re missing one or more teeth.

How does a bridge look in your mouth?

Dental bridges are made of tooth-colored and tooth-shape porcelain material, so they look completely natural. Porcelain resembles the texture and translucency of enamel, so it looks indistinguishable from natural teeth.

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Schedule Your Dental Bridges in Houston

Epic Dental Center is a state-of-the-art dental clinic with an office in Katy, Houston. Our dental clinic is led by Dr. Jeremy Vela, a highly-skilled dentist specializing in the latest and safest dental restoration techniques, including dental bridges, teeth dentures, and implant-retained dental bridges. If you’re missing several teeth in a row, you can contact our dental office in Houston to explore your treatment options — please schedule an appointment online.