Dental Bridges (Prosthodontics) in Los Angeles, CA

Dental Bridges (Prosthodontics) in Los Angeles, CA

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A bridge is a tooth replacement option used to bridge the gap of one or more missing teeth. They are bonded or cemented into place and can only be removed by a dentist. At Carlston Dental Group, bridges are custom-made to match your existing teeth in size, shape, and color. 

In addition, as your bone structure is preserved when using a dental bridge, you can prevent further tooth loss and maintain the shape of your face and jawline. Finally, as the bridge is attached to neighboring teeth for support, it prevents shifting or movement while chewing and eating food. 

Types of Dental Bridges

Traditional Fixed Dental Bridge

A traditional fixed bridge is a restoration option used to “bridge the gap” caused by one or more missing teeth between healthy teeth. The bridge consists of two dental crowns for the teeth at each end of the gap, plus a false tooth in between them. The false tooth, called a pontic, can be made from gold, metal alloys, ceramics, or porcelain fused to a metal alloy. It’s bonded into the gap, with the crowns holding it firmly in place. Once the bridge is in place, it functions like your natural teeth and looks realistic to others. 

Cantilever Fixed Dental Bridge

A dental Cantilever bridge is a type of bridge that replaces missing teeth with one or more artificial teeth called pontics. Pontics are joined to abutments, and dental crowns are inserted on the ends of healthy teeth close to the vacant area.

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Maryland Dental Bridge

A Maryland bridge comprises a metal framework with a porcelain tooth attached to the front. The structure is subsequently transformed into an artificial tooth with one or two metal wings on either side. These metal wings are prepared with a porous surface to accept a bonding solution before being bonded to the rear sides of the teeth on each side of the missing tooth.

The Procedure for Dental Bridges 

Before receiving your permanent bridge, your dentist will prepare the teeth supporting the bridge by removing some of the enamel from each tooth. The teeth on either side of the gap will be reshaped and fitted to create the ideal structure for receiving the restoration. Your dentist will then take impressions of your teeth to create a custom bridge in a dental laboratory. When your final bridge is ready, you can return to the dentist’s office to have it placed in your mouth.

After your dental bridge has been placed, it is essential to maintain optimal oral hygiene to ensure your new restoration does not become damaged or decayed. Brushing and flossing daily will help to remove plaque buildup from the surface of your teeth and prevent cavities from forming. Attending regular checkups with your dentist for cleanings and examinations is also essential. 

If you are missing one or more teeth and want to learn if a bridge may be right for you, visit Carlston Dental Group at 2472 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064, or call (310) 838-0844 to schedule an appointment.


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