If you have lost one or more teeth to age, wear or decay, dental crowns and bridges can be used to effectively replace one or more missing teeth.
When you are suffering from a lost or missing tooth, your remaining teeth may shift or move into the empty space and cause a change in your bite or face shape. As a result, the way you chew, bite, or speak can change, your risks for developing gum disease increase, and even your jaw may rest differently. Dental bridges support the proper alignment of your teeth to support a healthy bite and fill the gap between one or more missing teeth. If losing a tooth has made it difficult to enjoy life or has created a change in your dental health, give our Mission Valley dental bridge specialists a call at 619-457-6803 to schedule an appointment.
Most Americans over the age of 35 have lost at least one adult tooth. For many, the loss of a tooth can feel embarrassing or make it difficult to feel comfortable eating or smiling with friends. After tooth loss, it’s important to replace a missing tooth not only for your sense of comfort but also to reduce certain related oral health risks after tooth loss:
Dental issues are often prone to worsen over time if left untreated by an experienced dentist. At New Image Dental in Mission Valley of San Diego, it is our goal to gently but effectively treat any oral health problems to preserve your dental health and restore the look and feel of your smile.
Dental crowns and bridges (or fixed partial dentures) attach artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth to fill the space where one or more teeth are missing. Made from connecting one or more artificial teeth (or pontics) to a strong gum-colored acrylic or plastic base, they may be bonded permanently in place or can be removable depending on your specific needs. Some partial dentures utilize metal “wings” to attach to adjacent remaining teeth to stabilize the denture into place.
When you sit down with Dr. Leslie or Dr. Scott, you can feel comfortable that all treatment options will be discussed to find your ideal treatment method. If you decide that a bridge is right for you, we will use our state-of-the-art 3D Dental Imaging and CEREC technology to create a comprehensive mold of your mouth and then custom design your ideal dental bridge. Our practice not only provides some of the most efficient services in modern dentistry, but we design our treatments to be built-to-last and fully functional for many years. If you have any questions about how dental bridges may work for you, give us a call at 619-457-6803 or check out our services page to learn more about our restorative dental services.