Teeth are supposed to last for a lifetime, but 120 million Americans have gaps in their smiles. If you've lost a tooth or two over the years, your dentist at Kingwood Family Dentistry can restore a complete, beautiful smile with a dental bridge. We use the latest technologies and materials to provide natural-looking results. You don't have to feel embarrassed by missing teeth any longer. We will give you a smile to be proud of.
A dental bridge is used to replace 1 or more consecutive lost teeth. Prosthetics are created from all-ceramic materials to match the color, size, and shape of your real teeth to blend in when you smile. You'll provide your remaining teeth with the support they need to prevent them from shifting. This will preserve your natural smile to avoid common complications of tooth loss. Overall, you'll lower your long-term oral health expenses and restore a beautiful, functional smile.
You have more options than ever before to treat tooth loss. Your dentist will examine your mouth and learn more about your preferences to determine which solution is right for you, like:
A traditional fixed bridge has been used for generations to treat 1 or more missing teeth in a row. An impression of your mouth is used to recreate the portions of your lost teeth above the gum line. The bridge will fill the space and is held in place by bonding dental crowns to your adjacent teeth. On average, a bridge can last for 10 years before needing to be replaced.
A dental implant recreates both the root and the crown of a tooth. A titanium post is surgically placed into the jawbone to mimic a root. An abutment is placed on the post to attach a customized restoration. If you're missing multiple teeth, each tooth doesn't have to be replaced individually. Instead, 1-2 dental implants can be used to secure your bridge to your jawbone. You won't have to alter healthy teeth while benefiting from a solution that can last for decades.
Tooth loss is more than an aesthetic problem. It can increase your risk of several oral health issues, like tooth decay, gum disease, and additional missing teeth. With each tooth you lose, it can affect your ability to eat certain foods, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies that affect your health. Not to mention, you can look years older than your real age.
Treating your tooth loss can take 10 years off of your appearance while preserving your dental health. You'll avoid many common issues caused by missing teeth to lower your overall dental expenses.
Our office uses high-quality materials for results that look and feel natural. If you're ready to stop feeling insecure about the gaps in your smile, it's time to see if a dental bridge is right for you. Request an appointment online or call (281) 429-8035.