Dental Bridges in San Diego, California
Restore Your Confidence with a Dental Bridge
Having one or two missing teeth can greatly impact your smile. It also impacts your self-confidence. Feeling self-conscious about the way your teeth look may keep you from interacting with other people the way you want to, or even from smiling in a photograph.
What do Missing Teeth do to a Smile?
When you’ve lost a tooth from an accident, tooth decay, or infection, it impacts all of the other teeth around it. Unless you replace that tooth quickly, complications can develop, such as:
- Shifting of adjacent teeth
- Excessive eruption of the tooth in the opposite arch
- TMJ disorders
- Abnormal tooth wear patterns
- Increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease
The sooner you replace your missing teeth, the less likely you are to develop secondary complications caused by your tooth loss. Contact True Design Dentistry to find out which tooth replacement option is right for you.
Permanent Bridges Fill the Gap
Fixed, permanent bridges are one of the most straightforward, economical ways to replace your missing tooth. A bridge consists of a false porcelain crown that is fused to and suspended between two functioning dental crowns. it spans across the open space as it is anchored by neighbouring teeth, replacing the one or two missing teeth that once stood in the area.
Your Bridge Treatment at San Diego True Design Dentistry
After your initial exam, we will schedule your first appointment where your support teeth are prepped for the bridge placement. This involves reshaping the teeth adjacent to the lost tooth and taking an impression of them so that a custom bridge can be fabricated in our state-of-the-art lab. A local anesthetic will be used to maintain comfort during this process. A temporary restoration is then placed over the teeth to prevent any sensitivity and minimize functional changes. Approximately 2 weeks later, your permanent bridge will be ready to be bonded permanently into place. Your finished bridge will match your natural teeth and last for several years!
Implant Supported Dental Bridges
Did you know that bridges could even be placed on dental implants? If you have 3 or 4 missing teeth in one area, a traditional bridge may not be appropriate. fortunately, the strength and reliability of dental implants make them a great option for bridges. read more about our dental implant treatments.
Does a bridge sound like your ideal treatment? Call San Diego True Design Dentistry at 858-279-3455 to find out more!
The routine oral hygiene process does not vary much when living with a dental bridge. The restoration should be cleaned carefully since food particles accumulated under the anchoring crowns around the natural teeth can increase the risk of dental infection. There are special types of floss which can be used to clean the area between the gums and the anchoring crowns.
Dental bridges can be used to replace three teeth in a row provided the patient has healthy supporting bone. The bridge can be supported by two or more dental implants. Such implant-supported bridges have false teeth that replace the missing teeth.