A bridge is a fixed restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. It comprises two crowns, one on each tooth on either side of the gap and a false tooth in between. The false tooth called a pontic, can be made from various materials, including gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination thereof. The bridge is cemented to the teeth on either side and is not removable.

Dental bridges are custom-made for each patient at Violet Akhondzadeh, D.D.S., FICO, INC. First, the dentist v prepares the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel to make room for the crowns. Then, impressions of your teeth are taken and sent to the lab, where the bridge will be fabricated. When the bridge is ready, it is cemented into place.

Types of Dental Bridges

Traditional Dental Bridges

The most common type of bridge is the traditional one. It consists of two crowns for the anchoring teeth and an artificial tooth or in between. The artificial tooth is called a pontic. The bridge is held in place by cementation or bonding it to the surrounding teeth.

Cantilever Bridges

This type of bridge is used when there is only one natural tooth next to the missing tooth. It’s held in place by a dental crown on the adjacent tooth.

Maryland Bridges

These bridges are also known as resin-bonded bridges. They are used when natural teeth are on both sides of the gap. Instead of a crown, a metal framework is attached to the backs of the abutment teeth. This metal framework holds the false tooth in place.

Implant-Supported Bridges

An implant-supported bridge uses dental implants instead of crowns to support the pontic. Two implants are placed in the jawbone, and the pontic is attached between them.

The Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • Dental bridges in Whittier, CA, enhance the appearance of your smile by filling in gaps left by missing teeth, resulting in a more uniform and attractive smile.
  • Missing teeth can hinder your ability to chew and speak properly. Dental bridges restore your ability to eat various foods and communicate without impediment.
  • When a tooth is missing, adjacent teeth may shift into the gap, leading to misalignment. Bridges prevent this shifting, maintaining proper tooth alignment.
  • Missing teeth can contribute to a sunken or collapsed appearance. Dental bridges support the facial structure, helping you maintain a youthful appearance.
  • With dental bridges, you can smile, speak, and laugh confidently, knowing your smile is complete and attractive.
  • With dental bridges, you can smile, speak, and laugh confidently, knowing your smile is complete and attractive.

Dental bridges offer a reliable and time-tested solution for restoring your smile's beauty and function after tooth loss. Get in touch with Violet Akhondzadeh, D.D.S., FICO, INC at 13026 Hadley St., Whittier, CA 90601, or call (562) 698-9621 to determine if dental bridges are the right choice for you. 

13026 Hadley St.
Whittier, CA, 90601

Violet Akhondzadeh, D.D.S., FICO, INC

13026 Hadley St.

Tel: (562) 698-9621

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