Our experienced cosmetic dentists may recommend a bridge if your tooth can’t be salvaged with a filling or crown. A bridge prevents other teeth from moving out of position and causing other dental problems. A dental bridge will also improve your ability to speak and chew normally. Our cosmetic dentists can replace the gap caused by a missing tooth with our dental bridges near Carlsbad, CA.
A bridge is sometimes referred to a “fixed partial denture” and replaces missing teeth with artificial ones, bridging the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges are made from gold, porcelain, alloys, or a combination of materials, to match your natural teeth. You may need a fixed bridge or a removable bridge. A fixed bridge is attached to surrounding teeth for support and must be removed by a dentist, whereas a removable bridge can be taken out at your pleasure.
Getting a bridge usually requires two appointments. In the first appointment, we craft a mold of your teeth and prepare the surrounding teeth for permanent crowns. It takes about two weeks to create your bridge. In the second appointment, we do a final fit for your bridge. Once the process is complete, your bridge will look and act just like your natural teeth and no one will be able to tell the difference!
We encourage patients to care for bridges just as they would for their natural teeth with a good brushing and flossing routine. If you feel any discomfort once your bridge is installed, feel free to give our office a call.
If you are wondering if a bridge is the right solution for you, give us a call at 760.621.7303. Our team at McElroy Smiles By Design also offers dental implants, veneers, dentures, crowns, teeth whitening, and much more! To learn about our $99 Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam, click here. We look forward to meeting you!
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