If you have missing teeth in your mouth, a dental bridge might help to replace the gap. A bridge is a prosthetic device that is glued onto your existing natural teeth (or implants) to replace missing teeth. If you have one or more missing teeth, our dentist may suggest a dental bridge as an appropriate replacement. Missing teeth might cause the teeth around them to move. Bridges not only improve the appearance of your smile, but they also have numerous other advantages. Bridges can help you talk and chew correctly, spread your bite, and keep your existing teeth from slipping out of place.

What can I expect?

Bridges-thumbAt our dental office in Encino, you can get a dental bridge typically in just two visits. In order to serve as anchors for the bridge and keep it secure, the anchor teeth are gently changed in a minimally invasive procedure. We take an impression of your teeth in order to create the ideal custom-made mold for the bridge. We employ porcelain and ceramic materials to precisely match the bridge to the color of your natural teeth. During your initial visit, you will be given a temporary bridge to use while the permanent bridge is being constructed in one of our high-quality and competent laboratories. Your permanent bridge is fastened to the natural teeth or implants on either side of the empty gap during the second session. Read Preston G.‘s review of Signature Smiles of LA on Yelp

How do I care for bridges?

Cosmetic-Dentistry---Bridges-by-Cosmetic-Dental-of-Encino-(5) With appropriate care, your bridge can last a lifetime. Take good care of your teeth to ensure that your bridge lasts many years. If any of the anchor teeth are compromised by gum disease, the bridge may lose its necessary support. Brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis, and schedule regular professional cleanings and exams with our biocompatible dentistry facility. You can protect your bridge further by avoiding chewing on hard foods and ice. Contact our Encino dentist now to learn how we can help you achieve a full, healthy smile.