Dental Bridges in Garden Grove, Orange County
Missing teeth are not just a cosmetic concern. Gaps can cause the adjacent teeth to shift, which can in turn lead to poor bite pattern and distorted facial structure. Professionally placed dental bridges can solve these problems and restore the full function of your mouth while improving your smile.
Located in Garden Grove, CA, Precision Dental offers a number of tooth replacement options, including bridges. As the name implies, bridges comprise one or more false teeth that are supported by the adjacent natural teeth via crowns. This is a permanent tooth replacement option as the crowns are cemented onto your natural teeth to provide strong and stable support for the false tooth.
There are several types of dental bridges:
1. Traditional bridges
This is the strongest and most popular type. The false teeth are known as pontics, and are usually made from porcelain, which is strong, stain-free, and looks like your natural teeth.
2. Cantilever bridges
This option can be used to replace one missing tooth, whereby the pontic is supported by a crown bonded to a healthy tooth on only one side of the gap. The restoration is not as strong as traditional bridges, but can be successfully used to replace missing front teeth.
3. Maryland bonded bridges
This bridge is similar to a traditional bridge in that it is supported by the adjacent teeth on each side of the gap. But with this option, the pontic is supported by two wings that are bonded to the back of the teeth close to the gap. The fact that it doesn’t use full crowns reduces the damage to the adjacent healthy teeth during preparation.
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Dental Bridge Fitting Procedure
Dental bridges are fitted in two appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the adjacent teeth and take impressions to create your custom bridge and crowns in the lab. In the meantime, you will wear a temporary bridge until your second appointment when the permanent bridge will be attached. We will also direct you on how to care for your new tooth or teeth to maximize their longevity, which is usually between 5 and 15 years.
Looking for a Cost Effective Way to Replace Missing Teeth?
Bridges are an affordable tooth replacement option with great success if done by a skilled dentist. At Precision Dental, we use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the success of all our treatments. To discover whether you’re a good candidate for dental bridges, please contact our office in Garden Grove, CA, today.