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By Michael J Morris, DDS
January 09, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Bridge  

Find out why you may want to consider getting a dental bridge to replace missing teeth.

After losing a tooth you might find yourself feeling embarrassed to smile because of the visible gap between your teeth. You may also find that you have trouble eating certain foods properly. Luckily, our Spring, TX, family dentist Dr. Michael Morris has a simple solution that can give you back a complete smile in just a few weeks. Learn more about dental bridges and the advantages of this tooth replacement options.

How does a dental bridge work?

A dental bridge is a fixed dental appliance that is designed to replace one or two teeth in a row to fill the gap left over by missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two dental crowns (which are cemented into place over natural teeth surrounding the gap) and a false tooth in the middle.

What are the benefits of a dental bridge?

One of the major benefits to getting a dental bridge from our Spring, TX, dentist is that we can prevent complications that often arise with untreated tooth loss. It’s important to turn to your dentist as soon as possible after tooth loss to find out what your options are. Other advantages to getting a dental bridge include,

Aesthetically pleasing

Each crown and false tooth is specially made to match your smile; therefore, even false teeth are made to look just like real teeth. While you will know which teeth aren’t your own no one else will be able to tell. False teeth and crowns are made from porcelain, which are designed to resemble the look and color of tooth enamel.

Fixed in place

Another benefit to having dental bridges is that we use your natural teeth to anchor and hold the bridge in place. This ensures that your false tooth or teeth stay in place and do not move around. Once a bridge is placed you can rest assured that you will be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods without worrying about your teeth moving around.

Quick treatment

Another benefit of getting bridges is that this oral appliance can usually be placed in just two visits. During your consultation we will map out your treatment plan and determine your candidacy for bridges. From there we will prep the teeth for the crown and take impressions of your mouth. A dental lab will then get to work creating your new bridge and once it’s ready (usually within a couple of weeks) we can permanently place your new bridge. It’s a fast and simple process.

Are you living with tooth loss in Spring or Louetta, TX? If so, you want a dentist who will be able to listen to your concerns and provide you with the proper treatment you need. Call our dental practice today at (281) 379-6939 to schedule a consultation to find out if bridges are right for you.

By Michael J Morris, DDS
April 06, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you missing teeth or facing the prospect of losing teeth?

If you live in Spring, TX and you are facing that situation and exploring options to preserve or restore your smile, you might consider dental bridgestalking to a dentist like Dr. Michael J. Morris, DDS to see what a dental bridge can do for your smile.

When a person is missing teeth and needs to fill that space, a dental bridge is one of the safest and most effective dental procedures done. However, not every person has the same needs, which is why it’s important to talk to yourSpring, TX dentist Dr. Michael J. Morris, DDS.

A dental bridge is a permanent prosthetic device used to fill a gap between teeth. Anyone who is missing one to three teeth can be a candidate for a dental bridge. If you are missing more than three teeth you may need to consider another option, such as a partial denture. Traditional bridges rely on existing teeth to support them. Therefore, if you are missing teeth between two healthy teeth, as long as those teeth are not compromised by extensive decay or the roots are strong, you are probably a good candidate for bridgework.

Your Spring, TX dentist will custom design your dental bridge according to your specific needs. Unlike dentures, which are removable, a dental bridge can only be removed by your Spring, TX dentist. Even if your teeth are in less than optimum shape, it is possible for your Spring, TX dentist to place a bridge between two implants. If you have other underlying issues, such as advanced gum disease, your dentist will treat that before undertaking any repair work.

To find out more about what a dental bridge can do for your smile, contact Dr. Michael J. Morris at 281-379-6939 or visit the website at www.michaelmorrisdds.com.

By Michael J Morris, DDS
May 16, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Bridge   Gap  

Close the Gap between Missing Teeth and Restore Function with Dental Bridges

Are you missing a tooth? Are you missing more than one tooth? One or more missing teeth can adversely affect the appearance and functionality of your smile.  Missing teeth can cause a change in occlusion (bite), shifting of the teeth, TMJ – temporomandibular joint disorder, speech impediments, an increased risk for periodontal disease (gum disease) and a greater chance of tooth decay.  Smile Reconstruction
 
Thankfully, achieving a natural-looking smile after tooth loss is now possible with dental bridges.  Like implants and dentures, dental bridges are used to fill a gap created by a missing tooth or teeth.  There are several types of fixed dental bridges, including conventional-fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. With help from our dentist in Spring, TX, let’s take a closer look at dental bridges. 
 

Just what is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a false tooth, or teeth, known as a pontic, which is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth.  The two crowns holding it in place are attached onto your teeth on each side of the false tooth, also known as a fixed bridge.  A fixed bridge cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures.  Additionally, in areas of your mouth that are under less stress, such as your front teeth, a cantilever bridge may be used.  Cantilever bridges are used when there are teeth on only one side of the open space.   
 

The Dental Bridge Procedure 

During your first visit, our Spring, TX dentist will examine the health of your gums and other teeth to evaluate if you are a good candidate for a dental bridge.  If you are, you will be given a local anesthetic so that your teeth can be prepared to support the bridge.  If the supported teeth are decayed or badly broken down, your dentist may have to build them back up before they can be used as support teeth for a bridge. 
 
Next, our dentist in Spring will take an impression of the prepared teeth with a putty-like material that is used to create a model of your teeth.  Your dental bridge is fabricated based on this model by a skilled lab technician so that it precisely fits the prepared teeth. It is important that your restoration fits perfectly to avoid additional oral health complications.
 
While your bridge is being created, you may be fit with a temporary bridge so your teeth and gums will be protected from damage until your permanent bridge is ready.  To complete the dental bridge procedure, you must return to your dentist’s office for a second visit to have the bridge fitted and cemented.  
 
If you have missing teeth and practice good oral hygiene, you should discuss the option of dental bridges with our Spring dentist.  If spaces are left unfilled, they may cause the surrounding teeth to drift out of position.  Additionally, spaces from missing teeth can also cause your other teeth and gums to become far more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease.  
 
Visit our office today for more information on how you can eliminate gaps left by missing teeth with dental bridges in Spring.


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