Why do patients choose dental bridges for tooth replacement
There are several different ways in which patients can replace one or more missing teeth. Knowing your treatment options is the first step in restoring the smile. Dr. Tom Alexander of Sterling Plaza Dentistry in Irvine, California, is here to help with a wide range of solutions. This includes dental bridges, a popular option for replacing one or several teeth in a row.
What are dental bridges, and how do they work to replace missing teeth?
Fixed dental bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are usually made of porcelain or ceramic and consist of false teeth attached to the surrounding natural teeth. They help “bridge” the gap by using the adjacent teeth for support. In addition to replacing a single tooth, dental bridges can be used to restore the function and appearance of your smile and prevent other teeth from shifting out of place. Bridges can last a lifetime with proper care but typically will need to be replaced the older the bridge is. Their longevity is enhanced when appropriately cared for and regularly evaluated by a dentist during routine cleanings and examinations.
Am I a proper candidate for a dental bridge restoration?
If you are considering a dental bridge to replace missing teeth, talk with your dentist about what type of bridge would be best for you and whether you are a good candidate for this treatment option. If you are not considered a proper candidate for dental bridges, you may be better suited for a partial denture or an implant.
How do I learn more about dental bridges?
Whether you are curious to learn more about dental bridges or have questions about alternative options, Dr. Tom Alexander of Sterling Plaza Dentistry can help! Call the office at (949) 868-2224 to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation at his practice, conveniently located at 2 Osborn, Suite #140 Irvine, CA 92604. We are open to new and current families alike in the community and the surrounding cities of Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Santa Ana, San Juan Capistrano, and Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.