Houston Dentist Serving Patients in Baytown, Channelview, Pasadena and Nearby Areas of Texas
A missing tooth is more than an aesthetic issue; it can affect your daily life and cause bigger health issues down the road. Dental bridges are durable, effective and attractive solutions to replacing one or more missing teeth.
To schedule a consultation at or Houston office to discuss your tooth replacement options, contact Love Brushing Dentistry today online or at 713-490-2088. We have helped patients from Pasadena, Channelview and Baytown restore their smiles with dental bridges.
How Do Dental Bridges Work?
A dental bridge is a replacement tooth that is fixed to dental crowns on either side of the missing tooth. The crowns are placed over the teeth surrounding the empty space, creating a bridge of crowns supporting the replacement tooth or teeth.
The process of placing a dental bridge usually takes two appointments to complete. Following your initial consultation, you will come to an appointment in which Dr. Khavari will make impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used to make your dental bridge. Your existing teeth will be prepared for placement and you will be given a temporary bridge to wear while your permanent one is being crafted. During your second visit, Dr. Khavari will place the final bridge on your teeth and ensure you are comfortable with its look and feel.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Fortunately, if you’re missing a tooth, you have multiple options to restore your smile. Dr. Khavari will meet with you to explain your situation, discuss your options and help to develop a solution that matches your budget and lifestyle. Dental bridges offer a number of benefits for tooth replacement, including:
- Effectiveness: For patients who aren’t good candidates for dental implants or can’t afford dental implants, bridges provide an effective, affordable alternative.
- Durability: Dental bridges are non-removable and provide optimal stability.
- Beauty: Dental bridges look great and can help you look your best.
- Versatility: Bridges can be placed with existing, natural teeth or dental implants.
The Importance of Tooth Replacement
Filling in the empty space left by a missing tooth is critical for your oral health and overall well-being. Without the support of the missing tooth, your remaining teeth may respond in detrimental ways. This can result in:
- Sunken appearance in your face
- Shifting teeth to fill in the gap
- Pain and difficulty chewing
- Jawbone degradation
- Further tooth loss
The sooner you contact Dr. Khavari for an initial consultation, the sooner you can begin the process of replacing your missing tooth with a dental bridge or other restorative treatment.
If you are missing a tooth in the Pasadena, Houston, Baytown or Channelview areas of Texas, please call us today at 713-490-2088 to find out if a dental bridge is right for you.