You may be surprised to learn that dental enamel (the whitish, outer covering of teeth) is known to harder than human bones.
However, over time, when the enamel is exposed to bacteria, it can wear down and disappear due to the acids released by bacteria. When this happens, the tooth can actually ‘disappear’ and leave behind an empty space.
Similarly, Star Plus Dental suggests that periodontal or gum disease can also cause teeth to go missing.
Missing teeth not only affect aesthetics but can cause many more problems that we may be unaware of:
A dental bridge usually consists of two or more crowns (called pontics) that fit securely onto anchoring teeth or implants. These anchoring teeth are called abutments.
If you don’t have natural teeth to anchor the bridge, our Sugar Land dentist recommends getting implants to support the bridge. Since implants are made of titanium, they are not prone to decay and are reliable supports for the dental bridges.
Dental bridges in Sugar Land, TX offer multiple benefits:
Our cosmetic dentist recommends that a dental bridge may prove to be an affordable, reliable restoration to fill gaps in your teeth. Schedule a consultation with our tooth bridge dentist near you and learn more about dental bridges in Sugar Land, TX.