A bridge is a proper dental restoration. It can aesthetically compensate for the loss of the original teeth, particularly if the bridge is closely matched in color to the existing teeth in the mouth. A dental bridge characteristically consists of two crowns placed on abutment teeth or implants on either side of a gap in the mouth, in addition to a pontic that joins the two crowns and fills the void. The bridge may be created of various materials such as gold, silver, porcelain, and porcelain-fused metals.
At Eldridge Dental, we use dental bridges in an assortment of situations to help repair a patient’s smile. There are several positive benefits to having this type of restorative treatment carried out for you. Bridges are beneficial in improving appearance, but it also becomes easier for patients to eat their food and speak correctly. Dental bridges can help preserve the patient’s facial structure and prevent a sunken look that can happen if several teeth are missing. And bridges can also help keep the other teeth from altering position in the mouth.
Your teeth work in tandem together. Whenever a tooth is missing, the adjacent teeth will move in and occupy the empty slot. The teeth from your opposite jaw can also move up or down toward space. This unnecessary movement of the teeth can cause bite problems, chewing difficulties, pain from the extra stress on your teeth and jaw, and, consequently, make you feel self-conscious about the way you look or smile.
Call us at Eldridge Dental or schedule an online appointment to know more about Bridges
6370 N. Eldridge Pkwy, Suite B, Houston, TX 77041
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Wednesday : Closed
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Phone: (713) 983-0099