DENTAL BRIDGES SPRING, TX, 77379
An alternative to dentures or implants, dental bridges are an effective solution for lost or missing teeth. A bridge is a dental appliance that fills in space previously occupied by a tooth, usually by being “anchored” onto remaining teeth. It may be necessary to create a bridge to prevent the shifting of teeth into an empty space. This could lead to bite problems (occlusion) and/or issues with the jaw. Bridges, therefore, work to preserve the integrity of the existing teeth and help to maintain a healthy smile. Interested in our dental bridges in 77379? Schedule your appointment today!
Types of Dental Bridges in Spring
There are four common types of bridges: traditional, cantilever, Maryland, and implant-supported. Your Spring dentist will talk with you to determine which best fits your needs.
- Our traditional dental bridges in Spring, TX, 77379 are the most popular type. They most obviously resemble real bridges in that they utilize dental crowns, called abutments, which are cemented onto teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth, with the pontics or fake teeth spanning the empty space.
- A cantilever Spring dental bridge is commonly used when there are only teeth on one side of the gap. Two crowned teeth on one side of the missing tooth space hold the filler tooth, which extends into the space.
- A “Maryland” dental bridge in Spring is normally used to replace missing front teeth. A filler is attached to metal bands, which is bonded to the abutment teeth.
- An implant-supported dental bridge in Spring, TX is similar to a normal bridge, except that, instead of using crowned teeth as the abutments, dental implants support the bridge.