Specialty Cosmetic Dentist for Fixed and Removable Replacement Teeth

Dr. Jonathan Penchas, in Houston, TX, can provide your patient with multiple fixed and removable replacement teeth options for correcting tooth loss, including implants, bridges and removable partial dentures.

Missing teeth are both uncomfortable and embarrassing. Replacing the missing teeth can help prevent their remaining teeth from shifting out of position, maintains their facial shape and can allow them to chew normal food again which can help improve their overall nutrition.


As a specialty cosmetic dentist in Houston, Dr. Penchas is experienced in creating customized removable bridges that are attached to the teeth by precision attachments or with metal clasps. Removable bridges can be taken out and cleaned.He can also create quality fixed bridges for your patient offer more stability than removable bridges.

The bridge attachment procedure usually takes two or three appointments to complete. At the first appointment Dr. Penchas will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin. As the dental bridge must be fabricated very precisely to ensure correct bite and to match the opposing tooth, impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to a lab where the bridge will be constructed.

Dr. Penchas can apply fixed bridges by either bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth or by placing dental crowns on the abutment teeth.  As an expert cosmetic dentist in Houston, Dr. Penchas can construct bridges from gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials. Porcelain is often bonded to either precious or non-precious metal.


Houston dentist Dr. Jonathan Penchas will typically use crowns, which are synthetic caps made from porcelain, to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed and crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or if an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated.

Crowns also serve an aesthetic purpose, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.

More information about how Dr. Penchas makes porcelain crowns in his Houston Cosmetic dentist office