Dental Bridge An Overview
A dental bridge is often used to replace one tooth or several consecutive missing teeth. A dental bridge is a custom made ceramic restoration that uses a metal retainer to secure to adjacent teeth. Dental implants may also be used to anchor the bridge restoration for a more stable bite that promotes long term dental health.
Houston, TX restorative dentist Dr. Eddie Pruitt offers several dental restoration options for the replacement of missing teeth. A thorough dental health exam will help Dr. Pruitt recommend which dental restoration will provide the best results. Oral health, lifestyle, budget and personal cosmetic goals will all be considered when choosing a replacement option for missing teeth.
Dental Implants vs Dental Bridge
As tooth replacement options have evolved in recent years due to the development of dental implants, patients now have more choices when it comes to restoring their smile. Dr. Pruitt will discuss your options and recommend the most suitable for your unique needs. Dental implants will offer the most life-like replacement option for a single missing tooth, without needing to compromise adjacent healthy teeth. When two or more consecutive teeth are lost, using an implant supported bridge can provide permanent oral health stability and a confident smile. Dental implants offer several key health benefits:
- Reduced bone loss in the jaw
- Enables normal, confident speech
- No dietary restrictions
- Permanent, stable results