Bridges Houston, TX

Is a gap in your smile making you self-conscious? Houston Dental Esthetics provides an appliance called a dental bridge to “bridge” gaps in a single arch of teeth.

The bridge replaces the missing teeth by placing one or more false teeth between two natural abutment teeth. The replacement teeth are usually made of porcelain and will blend in with your natural teeth, although you could decide to have them made of gold.

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The four different types of bridges available include:

  • Traditional bridge. A traditional bridge is the most popular bridge available and holds the false tooth (teeth) in place by being bonded to crowns that have been cemented onto the abutment teeth.
  • Maryland bridge. A Maryland bridge is a more conservative approach, because instead of using cemented crowns, a porcelain or metal frame is bonded directly to the back of the abutment teeth.
  • Cantilever bridge. A Cantilever bridge is different by using only a single cemented crown, instead of two. This method allows for filling gaps that only have natural abutment tooth available.
  • Implant-supported bridge. An implant-supported bridge is considered the strongest and most stable, because it suspended between two implants with crowns. Though more stable, this procedure takes longer to complete.

Call Houston Dental Esthetics for an appointment to discuss which bridge would be the best option for you.