Dental Bridges in San Diego, CA

If you have missing teeth, a dental bridge may help restore their appearance as well as function. As the name suggests, a dental bridge covers the gap caused by your missing teeth. It consists of crowns on either side of the missing tooth, which itself is replaced by a prosthetic ceramic tooth.

The most common causes of missing teeth include gum disease, tooth decay, or injury. In other cases, some people are born with the problem. A dental bridge is a suitable procedure to opt for in such cases. The only requirement for this procedure is that you should have healthy teeth on either side of the missing ones.

Why Do I Need a Dental Bridge?

If your teeth go missing, the nearby teeth may shift into the space. Not only this but the teeth in your opposite jaw may also move up or down or towards that space, thus leading to many unwanted issues like chewing difficulties, bite problems, pain resulting from extra stress on your jaw and teeth, etc. Missing teeth also make you conscious about your smile. A dental bridge helps to solve all these problems.

What are the Types of Dental Bridges?

  • Traditional Fixed Bridge

It is the most common of all, comprising two or more crowns and filler teeth connected to each other. The crowns help to keep the bridge in place. They are made using metal, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or ceramics.

  • Cantilever Bridge

Here, the pontic connects to only one abutment tooth. A cantilever bridge is a sought-after option if you have teeth only on one side of the gap.

  • Resin-Bonded Bridge

We use them if your front teeth are missing. They are made with porcelain fused to metal or ceramic, further supported by the framework. They also include wings on each side to bond the existing teeth.

  • Implant-Supported Bridges

Instead of attaching in place, they are supported by dental implants. This provides excellent anchorage to the bridges.

How are Bridges Placed?

During your first visit, we reshape your abutment teeth by removing some enamel and dentin to make room for dental crowns. We will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab to create false teeth, crowns, and bridges. Meanwhile, we will protect the exposed areas with a temporary bridge.

During the next visit, we will remove the temporary bridge and place the permanent one in place. We will check the fitting and make all the required adjustments.

To find out more about the dental services offered at Orange Family Dental, call (619) 280-4861 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in San Diego, CA at 4205 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105.


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