All Ceramic Dental Bridges
When a tooth is missing or needs to be pulled, it’s important to preserve the space so that the neighboring teeth don’t start to tilt or drift inward. Dental bridges are a perfect solution.
Not only does a bridge replace the missing tooth, it also provides the opposing arch with a neighbor to bite against, so that they do not drift out of alignment either.
If you’re not a candidate for dental implants and prefer not to wear a removable partial denture, then a bridge may be your best choice. Michelle Eng, DDS will review all of your options with you, so that you can make an educated decision about your restorative treatment.
What is a Bridge?
Dental bridges are like three or four dental crowns fused side by side. However, only the crowns on each end are “functional.” That is, they can be bonded over healthy teeth or dental implants, suspending the pontic (artificial) crowns between them; thus, “bridging” the gap left behind when a tooth or teeth have been removed.
A bridge is usually only appropriate for one or two missing teeth. Larger areas may call for implant therapy or a removable prosthesis. Longer bridges can be anchored on top of multiple dental implants, as part of a full mouth reconstruction case.
Durable, Quality Tooth Replacement
Because dental bridges are primarily used to replace missing teeth, it’s vital for them to be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. That’s why our Laguna Niguel dentist chooses to use durable porcelain materials that match and blend in with your surrounding smile.
Getting the Most Out of Your New Dental Bridge
Even though a bridge is made of ceramic, it can still accumulate bacterial plaque between meals. It’s important to brush and floss your restoration daily, especially taking time to clean underneath. This keeps your breath fresh and limits the risk of developing new decay or gum disease around the supporting teeth/implants.
Learn more about our cosmetic dental bridges in Laguna Niguel. Call Dr. Michelle Eng today to schedule a consultation!
Nervous? We Have Something for That Too
Ask about our safe and comfortable sedation options to help you relax throughout your smile makeover or other dental work. We’re here to help you feel comfortable! Flexible financing plans are available. Contact Michelle Eng, DDS in Aliso Viejo to schedule your smile makeover consultation.