Do I Need a Dental Bridge?

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Do you have one or more missing teeth? Tooth loss affects millions of people in the United States, causing embarrassing and a myriad of other dental health complications. Fortunately, dental prosthetics, such as a dental bridge, can help return your smile to full function and appearance.

Commonly Asked Questions About Dental Bridges

Question: How does tooth loss affect my dental health?

Answer: Missing teeth can make eating and even speaking difficult. Tooth loss also increasing the chances of developing misalignment, as teeth around the gap in your smile move towards the empty socket. Uneven teeth also boost the risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to further tooth loss.

Question: What is a dental bridge?

Answer: A dental bridge is a prosthetic designed to replace one or multiple missing teeth in a row. The bridge consists of an artificial tooth, or pontic, with crowns attached to each side. The crowns are placed in the natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. This anchors the prosthetic in place.

Question: Will a bridge look natural?

Answer: Yes. Like all of our dental prosthetics, a dental bridge will be designed based on impressions taken of your smile. This ensures an accurate, comfortable fit and a lifelike restoration. If you have any questions about our dental bridges, then please contact our office today.

Question: How do I prevent further tooth loss?

Answer: With proper oral hygiene you can reduce your risk of losing additional teeth. First, always brush and floss your teeth thoroughly every day. You should also receive a dental cleaning at least twice a year. These efforts, which may not seem like much, can improve your overall dental health.

About Your Los Angeles Dentists

At A Briter Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the latest in modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact us at our Los Angeles office at (323) 747-1823. We proudly serve communities in Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Hermon, and Washington Heights.