When it comes to replacing multiple missing teeth, there are a few ways you can go about restoring your smile. While some patients prefer the surgical method used with dental implants, others would rather opt for a less invasive approach that still offers great stability and beautiful results – a dental bridge in Houston, TX. Dr. Mark Gray can restore the look of your smile using your natural teeth as anchors to hold your custom-made prosthetic in place. Not only does a bridge not require months of healing, but it’s a more affordable option for patients who are having trouble figuring out how they can maintain good oral health without breaking the bank. Contact us to find out if a dental bridge is the right treatment option for you.
Patients who have several consecutive missing teeth can achieve outstanding results with a dental bridge; however, there are a few caveats that Dr. Gray must consider before agreeing to place this type of restoration. Some of these include:
The first step is allowing your dentist to examine your mouth in its entirety. By checking your teeth and gums for any signs of decay or disease, this will tell them whether you are a good candidate for a dental bridge. If given the green light, Dr. Gray will “prep” your natural teeth by filing them down and making sure the dental crowns have enough room to comfortably sit on top of the teeth. He will then take impressions of your teeth and send them off to a dental lab. There, technicians will use the impressions as a guide to create your custom dental bridge.
Once your restoration is finished, you will return to have it cemented into place. Your bridge will have multiple dental crowns fused together. The two on the outside will fit over your natural teeth while the others will sit on top of your gums to give you the look of a fully restored smile.