Houston dentist Bimal Mehta, DDS offers dental bridges as a replacement option for missing teeth. There are several types of dental bridges and Dr. Mehta will help you make the best decision for your long term goals and dental health.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is essentially a series of dental crowns, used to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge can either be removable or fixed and can be made from a variety of tooth-like materials.
Types of Dental Bridges
Removable Dental Bridge
In most cases, a removable dental bridge is only suitable as a short term solution. Dr. Mehta may use a removable bridge to maintain tooth position while preparing a patient for a fixed dental bridge or dental implant. Removable dental bridges are the least expensive option, but do not offer good long term benefits and typically need to be replaced or repaired within a short period of time.
Fixed Dental Bridge
Dr. Mehta is one of the top dentists in Houston for high quality, fixed dental bridge restorations. Dr. Mehta may use a variety of materials, but will generally select a porcelain or tooth-colored restoration for a dental bridge.
A fixed dental bridge, as the name indicates, is permanently fixed in the mouth. In this type of restoration, a prosthetic tooth is connected to two dental crowns which cover the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. A fixed dental bridge may also be secured by dental implants instead of dental crowns. Dental implants provide better long term benefits and do not require preparation of neighboring teeth.
Dental Bridge vs. Implant
Houston dentist Dr. Mehta offers the choice of both a dental bridge or dental implant. There are many things to consider when comparing dental bridges vs. implants and Dr. Mehta will review your condition and help you make the best choice for your unique needs and goals.
Dental implants are the closest replacement for natural teeth. They are extremely long lasting and durable. A dental implant will restore natural function to the missing tooth or teeth, allowing you to enjoy a very high quality of life.
In some cases, a dental implant may not be an option, either because of health, bone support or budget restraints. Dr. Mehta will advise you on the best choice and regardless of the restoration you choose, provide you with the highest quality of dental care.
Learn more about Dental Implants.
Dental Bridge Repair
If you currently have a dental bridge that needs repair, contact our office to schedule an appointment. Depending on the circumstances, we may perform the dental bridge repair or offer a dental bridge replacement.
Schedule an Appointment in our Houston dental office
If you have broken or missing teeth, contact Houston dentist Bimal Mehta, DDS to find out what options are best for you.
Call us at 713-489-0914 or schedule an appointment online.