Fill in Teeth Gaps and Return Confidence to Your Smile
Missing teeth can take a toll on how we feel about our smiles. Not to mention that gaps in our smile can make simple tasks like chewing or talking suddenly inconvenient. That is why we are proud to offer dental bridges in La Mesa to help you rebuild your smile to its best. Don’t let missing teeth continue to bring down your smile, and call Smiles of La Mesa today to get started on your tooth replacement plan.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are a tooth replacement option that is supported by remaining teeth. Whether you are missing a single tooth or several in a row, a dental bridge can be adapted to restore your missing teeth and get your smile back to 100%. They work by having either end cemented to some of your remaining teeth, with a new set of replacement crowns in between either end. Patients can replace one tooth with bridges or several, as every dental bridge is custom-made in our lab to match your needs.
What Is the Process Like to Get Dental Bridges?
Similar to dental crowns, the process for a dental bridge starts by reducing the surface of the teeth to be able to support the bridgework. An impression is taken for a cast or mold to be fabricated and sent to the dental laboratory, ensuring your custom-made bridges match your smile perfectly.
The finished dental bridge from the lab will then be installed on the patient’s tooth by permanent cement. This allows for a quick installment while also forming a strong foundation for a durable result. Getting used to having teeth in those gaps can take a little getting used to, but adjusting to life with dental bridges is quick and easy, especially compared to adjusting to partial dentures instead.
Are Dental Bridges Right for Me?
When patients lose a tooth or a few teeth, the sooner you replace them, the better. Dental bridges can provide an excellent solution that is both convenient, affordable, and practical. We also provide other tooth replacement options, including:
- Partial or full dentures (excellent for patients missing larger numbers of teeth)
- Dental implants (a long-lasting, durable option for patients who only want to replace one or two teeth, or if you want to use implants to support dentures)
The option that best suits you depends on factors such as your oral health, the number of teeth missing, and jaw bone mass. Call us today to learn more how dental bridges can be the best treatment option for your missing teeth and gaps. We work closely with each patient to find their ideal way to get their smile restored and bright once again.
What Are Dental Bridges Made Of?
Porcelain is the most common material used for the fabrication of crowns and bridges. This is a tooth-colored material that can be matched to the shade of the remaining teeth, making it a highly popular option. We also provide other materials, each with its own unique advantages. You can discuss your options with your dentist and see what material is right for you.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
There is no time like the present to get started on rebuilding your smile. Contact Smiles of La Mesa, dentist, by phone or use our form to make an appointment online. Set up your next appointment to learn more about dental bridges in La Mesa and see if this tooth replacement option could be what you have been looking for. Contact us today to get started and learn more.