A dental bridge provides a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. It is used to literally “bridge” the gap left behind from a lost tooth. Dental Bridges work by crowning the adjacent teeth on each side of the space where the tooth was lost, with the replacement tooth fused between them. It may be necessary to use a white dental filling material to build up the anchor teeth if they have old fillings or tooth decay.
Like Dental Crowns, a dental bridge can be made from gold, porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. During your consultation with Dr. My Le, the type of dental bridge that will best meet your needs will be determined.
Dental bridges are color matched to seamless blend in with the surrounding teeth. If you are looking to enhance your smile, talk to us about our professional teeth whitening treatments. Whitening the surrounding teeth before completing the Dental Bridge will allow us to create a Dental Bridge that matches your newly whitened teeth.
A Dental Bridge requires special care and attention. In addition to regular brushing, a Dental Bridge needs to be flossed daily in order to remove trapped food and plaque from underneath the replacement tooth. Regular visits for teeth cleanings and dental examinations is also very important for the success of the Dental Bridge. During your visit, our dental hygienist will show you how to clean the restoration correctly and Dr. Le will monitor the bridge for concerns.
Our dental practice always welcomes new patients. No referral is required!