Missing even a few teeth is just no fun. You need all your teeth to talk, eat, and smile comfortably. What’s more, missing teeth can lead to TMJ problems, poor digestion, nutritional deficiencies, gum disease, and a rapidly-aging appearance. We always like to recommend that our Houston patients turn to dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth, but if you aren’t ready for the commitment or don’t have sufficient bone structure to support an implant post, we can help you get back to smiling with one of our cosmetically-designed dental bridges or partial dentures.
Bridges are a great way to replace just a few teeth. They are actually made up of a series of porcelain crowns—some are bonded to the remaining teeth while others fill in the gap, creating a bridge of beautiful teeth over the area where teeth were once missing.
Partial dentures are very similar to dentures except that they fit around your remaining teeth, creating a full smile you can be proud of. Partial dentures are usually held in place with dental adhesives, but we do offer implant-retained partials, for those who qualify. These custom dentures are held in place by one or more implant post for amazing security and comfort.