Dental Bridge in League City, Texas
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a false tooth (or teeth) that is used to fill in the gap created by a missing tooth (or teeth). The false tooth is held in place by the surrounding natural teeth, hence the name “bridge”. Dental bridges can be made from a variety of materials including metal, ceramic, or porcelain. The most popular type of dental bridge is the posterior bridge, which is used to replace missing molars or premolars.
Types of Bridges
- Traditional Bridges: Traditional bridges are the most common type of dental bridge. They consist of an artificial tooth (or teeth) that is held in place by being glued or screwed into neighboring teeth (known as abutment teeth).
- Cantilever Bridges: Cantilever bridges are similar to traditional bridges but they only require one abutment tooth instead of two. They are not as common as traditional bridges because they put extra stress on the abutment tooth and can cause it to fail over time.
- Maryland Bonded Bridges: Maryland bonded bridges (also known as resin-bonded or Maryland-style bridges) consist of an artificial tooth that is attached to neighboring teeth with metal bands. These metal bands are then bonded to the teeth with dental adhesive.
Implant-Supported Bridges: Implant-supported bridges are one of the strongest and most durable types of dental bridges. As the name suggests, they are supported by one or more dental implants instead of natural teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average cost of a dental bridge in League City, TX?
On average, the cost may vary depending on the number of missing teeth, type that needs replacing (permanent or temporary), as well as other factors like the material you choose for your bridge.
In order to get an accurate price it’s best to visit our office, we’ll go over your treatment options and help you decide which treatment best fits your needs.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
There are many benefits that come with getting a dental bridge, including: improved oral health, restored chewing function, improved speaking ability, restored facial structure, increased self-esteem and confidence.
Dental bridges can also prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting out of position and filling in the gaps created by missing teeth.
Ready to schedule your appointment?
If you’re considering getting a dental bridge in League City, TX, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ramzi today by calling our office at (832) 932-5672.