Bridges Los Angeles

BridgesHaving a missing tooth is common. The fabrication of a bridge is also a viable and common solution to replacement of that missing tooth. A bridge is the process of simply bracing a new tooth between the existing two natural well supported teeth. This is accomplished by reducing the natural tooth structure of the teeth on either side of the space and fabricating a range of teeth that are anchored to each end of the missing teeth space with new teeth attached to fill in and connect to the anchored teeth.

Dental bridges have been used for centuries to replace missing teeth. Today, dental bridges are still considered one of the most durable, conservative and cost-effective options for bridging the gap between a missing tooth and surrounding teeth. Comprised of two anchoring teeth and a replacement tooth, dental bridges help prevent surrounding teeth from drifting out of position, improve chewing and speaking, and help keep your natural face shape in tact.

There are three types of dental bridges: 1) traditional dental bridges, 2) cantilever dental bridges, and 3) Maryland bridges. Traditional bridges have either dental crowns or dental implants on either side of the missing tooth, plus a replacement tooth, which is held in place by a post-like structure called a dental abutment. Cantilever dental bridges are used in cases where there are surrounding teeth only on one side of the missing tooth. Maryland bridges are made of a specialized resin that is cemented to a metal framework and cemented to the enamel of surrounding teeth.

Dental bridges typically take 2-3 weeks to complete and are less invasive than other options, such as dental implants. With good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, dental bridges can last up to 30 years.

For more information, please contact Dr. Burnett’s office at 310-670-0379 or click here to schedule an appointment.

 

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