Porcelain Dental Bridges
When you are missing a tooth, virtually every aspect of your smile can change. Even if your gap is not clearly visible in your smile, the appearance of your smile can be affected, and its function and health are altered. Replacing one or several missing teeth can be easy using a porcelain bridge. Our Northridge dental bridges expert can use porcelain bridges with dental implants or your own teeth for a comfortable, secure tooth restoration option.
Dental bridges consist of two dental crowns connected to one or more false teeth, or pontics. Our Northridge porcelain bridges expert can attach the porcelain crowns to either dental implants or the natural teeth that are adjacent to the gap. Bridges can maintain proper spacing and prevent the misalignments that can occur after the loss of a tooth when other teeth begin to shift and drift to close the gap. Bridges can also distribute your bite forces evenly to reduce the wear and tear on your remaining teeth and restore your ability to eat and speak comfortably.
Porcelain Dental Bridges Northridge
If you are a candidate for dental bridges, our expert in dental bridges in Northridge will perform a smile evaluation and may take dental X-rays to ensure the health of your teeth. Dental impressions will be made so that the dental lab can make a bridge that fits your mouth perfectly. If your own teeth will be used as abutments, they will need to be prepared, which means that a small amount of enamel will be removed. A temporary bridge will be placed until your permanent bridge is ready to bond into place.
Good dental hygiene is critical to your dental health. However, if you have a dental bridge, you may need to take extra care around your restoration to keep the abutment teeth and your gums healthy. Our expert in porcelain bridges in Northridge recommends brushing at least twice a day or after meals and flossing every day. Dental floss threaders can make it easier to clean around and beneath the dental bridge to remove all plaque and debris that could harm your dental health.
Contact our dentist in Northridge to learn more about your tooth replacement solutions or to schedule your consultation.