If you would like to improve your smile and dental health with a restoration such as a dental bridge, you are welcome to speak with Dr. Kevin Scott to learn more about this appliance. Below, you will find some answers to common dental bridge questions that many patients ask.
Q: What is a dental bridge?
A: Made by fusing one or more synthetic teeth between two dental crowns, a dental bridge is a durable and natural-looking dental restoration that can replace several lost teeth.
Q: What are the benefits of a dental bridge?
A: You stand to gain a lot from your dental bridge. For one, it can improve both your smile and self-confidence by replacing missing teeth. Two, by restoring your teeth, a dental bridge improves many oral functions, including helping you speak and chew, maintaining your facial shape, and preventing the development of orthodontic problems.
Q: How is a dental bridge created and placed?
A: Your comfort is our concern, so our team will numb your smile to make the treatment more pleasant. Then, we will need to remove the tooth enamel from the teeth on either side of the gap so that we can later place the dental crowns. Our dentist creates an impression of this area and submits it to the dental lab to have the bridge crafted by a dental technician. Following the creation of the bridge, you can return for your follow-up appointment, where the bridge is tested and then cemented to your smile.
We encourage you to call Sterling Ridge Dental Center at 281-363-3308 today if you would like to learn more about our dental bridges in The Woodlands, Texas, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kevin Scott and our team.