Posts for tag: Bridges

By Michael J Morris, DDS
June 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Bridges  

BridgesDental bridges offer several benefits, including restoration of your smile. Dental bridges contain artificial teeth, called pontics, that fill in the gaps where natural teeth are missing. Pontics look and function like natural teeth so, in addition to restoring your smile, a dental bridge also restores normal biting and chewing functions. Dental bridges offer many additional benefits and your dentist can help you decide if a dental bridge is right for you. Dr. Michael Morris is your dentist in Spring, TX, for dental bridges.

Types of Dental Bridges

There are several different types of dental bridges. Some types are fixed in place and cannot be removed, while others are removable. Your dentist can recommend which type is the best option for restoring your smile. Fixed dental bridges have the advantage of remaining securely in place at all times, while removable dental bridges are easier to clean since they can be taken out. There are three main types of fixed dental bridges:

  • Conventional bridge
  • Cantilever bridge
  • Resin-bonded bridge


In Spring, TX, dental bridges offer multiple benefits, both functional and aesthetic. A dental bridge restores biting and chewing functions and alleviates the added on strain surrounding teeth that had to compensate for missing ones. Aesthetically, a dental bridge improves your appearance by filling in your smile and supporting facial muscles that might have begun sagging where teeth were missing. Additionally, a dental bridge is custom made so that it fits perfectly in place. A dental bridge can offer you the following benefits:

  • Filling in gaps from missing teeth and creating a full smile again
  • Providing support for sagging facial muscles and restoring the natural shape of your face
  • Restoring regular biting and chewing functions
  • Distributing your bite evenly across all teeth
  • Protecting surrounding teeth by alleviating strain from overcompensating for missing ones
  • Restoring normal speech by correcting tongue placement when speaking
  • Giving your self-confidence a boost with your newly restored smile

There are several benefits to choosing a dental bridge to replace missing teeth. A dental bridge can restore your smile, as well as normal tooth functioning. For dental bridges in Spring, TX, schedule an appointment with Dr. Morris by calling the dental office at (281) 379-6939.

By Michael J Morris, DDS
March 28, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   Invisalign   crowns   Bridges  

Your teeth only make up a small percentage of your body, yet problems with them can affect your ability to eat and your self-esteem. Dr. Michael Morris in Spring, TX, shares some information on a few cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve the function and appearance of your teeth.


Also called caps, these hollow restorations are created in a dental laboratory and designed to fit your mouth perfectly. Because a crown slips over your tooth and covers it completely, it's good choice if you want to correct the shape of a twisted tooth or make a short tooth a little longer. Crowns are also used to hide discolorations and other flaws, repair teeth that have broken and strengthen cracked or fragile teeth. Since crowns must be tough enough to handle vigorous biting and chewing, they're made with materials that very strong, such as porcelain, ceramic, gold and metal alloys.


It's hard to feel good about your smile when you have missing teeth. Bridges offer an excellent way to close gaps in your smile. Crowns, an important part of every bridge, anchor one or more artificial teeth suspended between them. Whether you receive a bridge or a crown, you'll need to visit Dr. Morris' Spring office twice. During the first visit, an impression of your mouth will be made and your tooth will be reduced to allow the crown or crown portion of the bridge to fit correctly. Once the crown or bridge is completed by the technicians at a dental laboratory, you'll come back for the second visit and receive your restoration.


Invisalign offers an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. Straightening your teeth is simple when you wear clear, removable Invisalign aligners. Swapping the aligners for a new set every two weeks is an essential part of the straightening process. Invisalign aligners are designed to be worn 20 hours per day and are removed when you eat.


If a cosmetic dental issue doesn't affect your entire tooth, you may want to consider veneers. The thin pieces of porcelain are applied to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement and hide flaws that can ruin your smile. Veneers are a good choice if you're concerned about discolorations, gaps, chips or cracks. Many people use veneers as a long-lasting whitening option for all of their teeth.

Have you been putting off taking care of a dental problem? There's no need to wait any longer when cosmetic dentistry services can improve your smile. Call Dr. Morris in Spring, TX, at (281) 379-6939 to schedule your appointment.

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Michael J Morris, DDS
9318 Louetta Road Suite 600
Spring, TX 77379
(281) 379-6939
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