Dental bridges are permanent tooth replacements that use anchors attached to healthy teeth to hold artificial crowns in spaces where teeth have been lost. Depending on the location of the missing tooth and the goals of the patient, our specialist in dental bridges in Tujunga may recommend a false tooth made of gold, porcelain, another material, or a combination of materials. For replacement of teeth in the front of the mouth, lifelike porcelain crowns are normally preferred. Bridges offer a variety of benefits related to function, oral health, and appearance and can last for many years with proper care.
Dental bridges are a stable, aesthetically appealing replacement for missing teeth. Once in place, dental bridges never slip or click as removable dentures may. Smiles can be made full and symmetrical after tooth replacement with a dental bridge. Compared to implants, dental bridges are less invasive because they do not require our expert in dental bridges in Tujunga to make incisions in the gums. Placement is fast, requiring two simple appointments, and the results can last for as long as 15 years with daily brushing and flossing.
Dental Bridges in Tujunga
Dental bridge treatment requires separate visits for preparation and placement. At the first appointment, our Tujunga dental bridges expert prepares the adjacent teeth, or abutment teeth, by removing some of their enamel so that crowns can be placed over them. Dental impressions are also made for use in creating the bridge. For protection until the second appointment, our dentist puts a temporary bridge in place. During the second appointment, our dentist takes the temporary bridge off and puts the new bridge in its place. Fit is checked carefully to ensure comfort and proper performance, and dental cement is used to keep the bridge in place.
Keeping dental bridges functional and attractive requires regular care, including daily brushing and flossing and biannual check-ups from our expert in dental bridges in Tujunga. In addition, abutment teeth should be cared for properly to promote long-term stability of bridges. At a consultation with our Tujunga dentist, patients can learn more about dental bridges and their applications.