Every smile is unique. At our Katy dental office, we understand the uniqueness of everyone’s smile and we don’t want to change that. When it comes to dental bridges, Dr. Dat Pham, our Katy dentist, works to ensure you have the look that best represents you.
Why Receive a Dental Bridge
Dental bridges, which is part of restorative dentistry, are necessary for various reasons. Most often, dental patients in our Katy office have a few missing teeth that need to be replaced. Placing a dental bridge is a secure way to ensure the patient can still function with their mouth as if they had always had their teeth.
The reason patients have missing teeth can be because of injuries, where their teeth were forcibly removed, or because they suffer from extreme tooth decay. Sometimes our Katy dental patients have teeth that are very problematic must be extracted and replaced with a bridge.
The Different Types of Dental Bridges at Our Katy Dental Office
Although to an extent, dental bridges can be considered a dental implant. The reason it is called a bridge is because there are numerous teeth within the implant, creating a “dental bridge” between the teeth are still in the mouth.
At Grand Smiles Dental, we offer the traditional 6-8 Implant Support Fixed Bridge, which replaces, not just the teeth, but also the roots. It preserves the bone and soft tissue and improves the functionality of teeth to 90% of the original. Another great aspect is that this dental bridge looks natural and can be cleaned like natural teeth.
Our Katy dentist also provides the All-on-4 Implant Fixed Bridge, which replaces all teeth in the mouth. It provides 90% functionality and eliminates the need for bone grafting, which is a surgical procedure that can be very expensive and labor intensive. This type of dental bridge also preserves bone and soft tissue and looks natural. Studies show that it has a 95% success rate over a 30-year period.
Are you considering receiving a dental bridge? Katy dentist, Dr. Pham, will be able to analyze your oral situation and inform you of which type of bridge you should receive. Contact our office today at 281-402-8188 or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment.April 20, 2016