Clear Lake Dental Bridges
Missing teeth affect more than your smile. They can adversely affect the function of your mouth as well, making it difficult to eat and speak over time.
At Premier Dental, Clear Lake dental bridges are one of the many options available to patients who are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth on the same arch. Bridges may be a great way for you to restore the natural appearance of your smile as well as your ability to eat, drink and talk.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are a type of retained prosthetic designed to “bridge” the gaps between your missing teeth. However, unlike regular dentures, bridges are securely fixed to the adjacent teeth or dental implants, making them look, feel and function more like “real” teeth.
Some of the benefits of dental bridges include:
- Natural looking
- Natural function
- More secure than regular dentures
- Designed to last for many years
- Improves the ability to chew
- Prevents remaining teeth from shifting position
- Less invasive procedure than dental implants
Dental bridges usually consist of three components: the two crowns that are used to attach the bridge to a tooth or dental implant and the prosthetic tooth (a single prosthetic tooth is used, even if multiple teeth are missing). At Premier Dental, we offer four types of dental bridges to our patients:
Traditional Dental Bridges
Traditional dental bridges consist of a fixed prosthesis secured into place using two crowns.
Cantilever Dental Bridges
Cantilever dental bridges are similar to traditional dental bridges, but typically only use one crown to anchor the bridge to replace an adjacent missing tooth.
Maryland Dental Bridge
Similar to a traditional dental bridge, except that porcelain or metal supports are used in place of crowns.
Implant-supported Dental Bridges
Implant-supported dental bridges use dental implants instead of crowns to hold the bridge in place.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Mauricio Rodriguez at Premier Dental to determine which type of Clear Lake dental bridge is best for you.
Get a Clear Lake Dental Bridge In Only Two Visits!
Dr. Rodriguez will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth to determine if you are a candidate for a dental bridge. Dental bridges are typically completed in 2 visits.
During your first visit, Dr. Rodriguez will prepare the anchor teeth on either side of the gap, thoroughly cleaning them and removing the portions of the enamel and dentin that will be capped by the dental crowns used to support the bridge. An impression will be made and sent to our laboratory, where a prosthetic will be created and custom designed to resemble the appearance of your natural teeth. We utilize the latest technology and highest quality materials to fabricate a dental bridge that looks and functions just like your real teeth. To protect your teeth and gums from any damage, Dr. Rodriguez will provide you with a temporary crown or bridge until the permanent one is ready to be placed.
You’ll come in for a second visit, in which the permanent dental bridge is ready to be fixed into place. Dr. Rodriguez will replace the temporary bridge or crowns with the permanent ones, carefully securing them in place using a special cement or bonding solution. Fixing the bridge in place is typically a non-invasive, painless procedure.
Before you leave, Dr. Rodriguez will make sure your new bridge looks and functions normally. You brush and floss your bridge just like you did the original teeth, taking special care to clean under the bridge.
Bridge That Gap in Your Smile: Schedule an Appointment at Premier Dental
Dental bridges are an effective alternative to dental implant surgery. If you are missing a tooth or a row of teeth, but aren’t a candidate for dental implant surgery, call our family dentist at Premier Dental today to find out how a dental bridge can help improve your smile. We have provided patients with dental bridges in Webster, TX, Clear Lake, Friendswood, Seabrook, El Lago, League City and other South Houston area communities for many years.
Premier Dental’s outstanding staff are dedicated to providing our patients with the first class dental care they deserve. We always welcome new patients! Call us today at (281) 488-1227 to discuss the many options available for replacing your missing teeth. We accept most forms of dental insurance and offer a wide range of payment options.