Because most children experience an active lifestyle, whether it from sports, other physical activity, or just general playtime, it can increase the chances of having a tooth knocked out. If a child is missing a tooth, Dr. Shannon De Vera and our team at Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry can put any concerns to rest by offering a variety of tooth-replacing treatments, including dental bridges. To learn more about when a child may require a dental bridge in Humble, Texas, call us today at 713-697-6453!
Dental bridges are a common tooth-replacement treatment, and they can make it look as if there was never a missing tooth! Dental bridges can be used to replace a single missing tooth or a row of missing teeth, and they are fixed in place, which means that only the dentist can take them out. This means that if a child receives a dental bridge, parents do not need to worry about it getting pulled out or lost.
Dental bridges are made of the replacement tooth or teeth, and they are held in place by two dental crowns, one on each side of the gap. Each replacement tooth and crown is made to match the unique tooth color and shape of the patient’s natural teeth, which helps the bridge and crowns blend in.
If a child or teenager ends up losing a tooth, dental bridges can help in many ways, including:
- Restoring the natural ability to eat, chew, and speak
- Getting rid of extra strain on the bite
- Preventing any remaining teeth from moving out of place
- Improving the overall appearance of a smile
To learn more about dental bridges and how our pediatric dentist uses them to care for smiles that are missing teeth, visit or call our friendly practice today!