Dental Bridges in Rancho Cucamonga and Victorville
Tooth decay, gum disease and injuries can result in tooth loss, which can increase your risk of developing an infection. Missing teeth can also cause difficulty chewing and make you feel self-conscious. Dental bridges help cover the gaps caused by missing teeth. These bridges typically consist of crowns on the surrounding teeth and false teeth to replace the ones that are missing.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are a few different types of dental bridges available. Traditional bridges are the type most often used to cover gaps. These bridges include crowns for the teeth next to the gap and false teeth in between. Traditional bridges are usually made from porcelain and metal or ceramic.
Cantilever bridges are sometimes used for one-sided gaps, although they are not used that often. These bridges are usually not used for gaps near the back of the mouth, since this can lead to a damaging amount of pressure on other teeth.
Maryland bonded bridges include wings made of porcelain or metal on both sides of the bridge portion and a frame made from the same materials. The wings of these bridges are joined to the teeth on both sides of the gap.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges offer a number of important benefits. They help keep bacteria out of gaps, which lower the risk of infection, and stop other teeth from shifting from their proper position. Bridges can also help you feel less self-conscious about smiling and prevent your face from developing a sagging look caused by missing teeth. In addition, dental bridges make it possible to talk and chew normally again by filling in gaps. They also play an important role in ensuring that you do not put too much pressure on one part of your mouth when biting down, which reduces your risk of damaging your teeth.
Having a dental bridge done is a safe and straightforward process. It starts with our dentists getting the teeth next to the gap ready for crowns. After that, we make impressions of your teeth to use for producing the crowns, bridge and false teeth. These impressions help ensure a correct and comfortable fit. Until your bridge is ready, you will wear a temporary one to prevent bacteria from getting into sensitive areas. When your bridge is ready, we will make sure it fits correctly and adjust it as needed. You can expect your dental bridge to last for several years, especially if you brush and floss regularly and come in for your routine dental exams and cleanings.
Contact our Rancho Cucamonga or Victorville Dentist
If you need information on dental bridges, please contact our Rancho Cucamonga or Victorville dentist at 760-243-3595. We will help you determine whether or not you need a bridge and what type to get. Keep in mind that we also provide other dental services, including checkups, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics for patients in the Rancho Cucamonga and Victorville areas.