Dental Bridge An Overview
A dental bridge is a commonly used to replace several consecutively missing teeth. The bridge can be anchored to adjacent teeth, or to dental implants. A dental bridge is a combination of a metal retainer and a porcelain tooth restoration. The dental bridge can be designed to look and function like your natural teeth.
Dental implant secured dental bridges are often preferred because they offer added support and do not jeopardize the structure of otherwise healthy teeth. A dental bridge that uses adjacent teeth as anchors requires the dentist to remove substantial tooth material to make room for the bridge. This weakens the integrity of the tooth structure and may require additional maintenance in the future.
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Dental Bridge What to Expect
The dental bridge procedure will vary depending on the type of bridge you choose to replace your missing teeth. Dr. Dall’Olmo will ensure that every patient fully understands the process of their procedure and are fully prepared for each phase of treatment.
For patients who choose a traditional dental bridge, their first phase of treatment will be preparing the adjacent teeth. Once prepared, a mold is taken of the mouth and used to create a custom designed dental bridge restoration. Once the bridge is fabricated, you will return to our Santa Monica, CA dentist office for a final fitting and adjustments.
Dr. Dall’Olmo will typically recommend the dental implant secured bridge for the added oral health benefits. Dental implants help to secure the foundation and integrity of the bite and jaw. Dental implants are highly successful and allow the jaw to function naturally. Dr. Dall’Olmo will coordinate your surgical procedure to have your dental implants placed.
Dental implants take about 3-6 months to fully heal and integrate with the bone. Once healed, a final dental restoration will be designed and fabricated. When the restoration is ready, it will be secured to the dental implants for a beautiful, natural smile.