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Dental Bridges

Los Angeles Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more teeth, a bridge could bring back your smile. A bridge actually helps bridge the gap caused by missing teeth. A bridge is an artificial tooth that is cemented to two natural teeth, one on each side.

Both of these surrounding teeth will have crowns attached to them, and then the artificial tooth is attached to the crowns.

A bridge can also be used to replace more than one missing tooth, as long the bridge has surrounding teeth for support. A bridge can be made of gold, metals, porcelain, ceramic or a combination. You and our dentist can decide which kind is the best for you. As we are a biomimetic dentistry, we do not condone the use of metals in the mouth. For front teeth, porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your real teeth.

The surrounding/supporting teeth for your bridge can also be dental implants, which are full crowns attached to metal posts (root) that look like real teeth.

Bridges make your smile complete, give you confidence and fill in the gap left by a missing tooth. If the gap is unoccupied, then the remaining teeth around the gap will eventually shift to fill it in and create a bad bite. This can lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

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Dental Bridges – What to Expect Going In

Our dentist will take an impression of your teeth to create an exact mold for your bridge. The dentist will also match the shade of your teeth to the bridge. You may be given a temporary bridge while the permanent bridge is created in a lab. Later, the temporary bridge will be removed and the permanent bridge will be cemented in.

There are three types of bridges

Traditional bridge - when a crown, also called a cap, is made for each of the surrounding teeth (natural or implants) and the artificial tooth is placed in between, as mentioned above. Traditional bridges are the most common type these days.

Cantilever bridges – performed when there are only teeth on only one side of the missing tooth. These types of bridges are not recommended for back teeth because of the amount of pressure they must endure.

Maryland bonded bridges - have metal or porcelain wings on each side of the bridge that are attached to the two surrounding teeth.

Proper oral hygiene can determine how long your bridge will last, so it’s important to brush and floss no matter what type of bridge you get.

Bridge the Gap with Dental Bridges Today!

If you’re missing a tooth or teeth and want to have your full smile back, give us a call at (323) 651-0933 and make an appointment to find out which type of bridge would be best for you. We specialize in smiles, and look forward to working on yours today.