When a tooth is lost, Dr. Jorge Pinera may recommend a dental bridge in Houston, Texas, to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. A dental bridge is made of a replacement tooth with a crown attached to each side. The crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap to support the dental bridge. Restoring a missing tooth with a bridge can make it possible for you to once again eat and speak properly. A dental bridge can also properly distribute your bite by replacing the tooth or teeth. A bridge can also prevent your teeth from drifting into the space left by a missing tooth.
When placing a dental bridge, our dentist will first prepare the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called the abutment teeth. Impressions of the teeth and bite are then made, which allow your bridge to be designed specifically for your smile. When your dental bridge is complete, the fit will be checked by our dentist and any needed changes will be made. The dental bridge is fastened in place.
We encourage you to contact Sensitive Dental today for more information and to schedule an appointment with our dentist. We look forward to serving you and your smile!