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Bridges

For our patients who are missing just one tooth or a couple of teeth in a row, our experienced dentists may recommend a dental bridge. A bridge is a type of dental restoration that is used to provide a stable replacement for missing teeth. There are three main types of dental bridges, and each is used for specific purposes. Dr. Cobb will help you determine which kind of dental bridge in Houston, Texas, is right for your personal dental needs. The most common type of bridge, the traditional fixed bridge, is comprised of two dental crowns and one artificial tooth (or more, if you are missing more than one tooth). We place the crowns on the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth to anchor and stabilize the replacement tooth, which is called a pontic.

Dental bridges are stable and lasting, and they provide several benefits to your smile. A bridge can improve your smile by:

  • Restoring the shape and volume of your face
  • Improving your ability to properly speak, chew, and eat
  • Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position
  • Relieving uneven stress on the bite
  • Enhancing the appearance of your smile

If you would like to learn more about dental bridges, we invite you to call or visit us at Northwest Houston Prosthodontics today.