Missing teeth can cause you to feel uncomfortable or less confident in social situations. It is understandable that you may choose to hide your smile; however, it is not the only solution. Dental bridges can create a natural-looking, beautiful smile that will last for a long time with proper care. By consulting with your dentist, you can find out how dental bridges can enhance your smile and give you the confidence you deserve.
What to Expect
A bridge is provided over the course of two visits to your dentist’s office. The anchor teeth are slightly modified in a minimally-invasive method in order to work as anchors for the bridge to keep it secure.
The cosmetic dentist will take an impression of your teeth to provide the perfect custom made mold for the bridge. Porcelain and ceramic materials are used so that your dentist can accurately match the bridge to the color of your natural teeth. During the first visit, you receive a temporary bridge to have in place while the permanent bridge is being made in one of our high quality and skilled laboratories. During the second visit, your permanent bridge is cemented to the natural teeth or implants on either side of the empty space.
Caring for Dental Brides
Your bridge can last a lifetime with proper care. To keep your bridge lasting for many years, be sure to take care of your teeth. If any of the anchor teeth become damaged by gum disease, the bridge can lose the support that it needs. Brush and floss your teeth regularly and visit your biocompatible dentistry office for regular professional cleanings and exams. You can take extra steps to protect your bridge by avoiding the chewing of hard foods and ice.
Contact your dentist in Encino, CA today to find out how we can help you have a full, healthy smile.