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Dental bridges are used to restore smiles to their full glory, but aesthetics are not the only benefit of dental bridges. Filling in the gap left behind by a missing tooth also helps to restore or maintain healthy biting and chewing, and protects your remaining teeth from shifting out of alignment. And because our teeth are responsible for helping to maintain our facial structure, replacing missing teeth with dental bridges also helps to keep you looking like you.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. Bridges are fixed in the mouth, eliminating the slippage and discomfort associated with dentures by way of a less invasive procedure than dental implants. There are four different types of dental bridges:
All bridges are custom-made for each individual, and at Smile Designers, we use only the highest quality materials, ensuring an exact fit, maximum comfort, and natural-looking aesthetics.
At Smile Designers, our dental bridges are created from solid blocks of premium zirconia, a material that is durable, highly customizable, and visually appealing. The benefits of zirconia bridges are numerous. Zirconia bridges are:
We understand that bright healthy smiles have significant health and social benefits, which is why we use premium quality materials to restore smiles to optimal health and radiance.
Dental bridges work to restore a full smile by filling the space left by a missing tooth or teeth. The false teeth used to fill the space are supported in place by crowns placed atop natural teeth or implants on either side of the gap. The procedure for a traditional bridge is typically as follows:
As mentioned above, not all dental bridges are exactly the same. Cantilever bridges are anchored only one side, and Maryland bridges involve small “wings” adhered to the backs of adjacent teeth (rather than crowns).
While dental bridges and dental implants are both effective tooth replacement options, they do have some significant differences. Dental bridges are less invasive than implants?implant placement is a surgical procedure. Dental bridges are also a good option for those who have insufficient jawbone to support implants. Additionally, dental bridges are less costly on the outset than dental implants. The advantages of implants are that they last longer, they help prevent bone loss, and they do not affect the adjacent teeth.
Both tooth restoration options have their benefits and drawbacks. The best way to determine which one is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hage.
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If you’re looking for dental bridges in San Diego, Smile Designers is here for you. Dr. Hage provides the highest quality dental services, and we’re all committed to patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction. For more information on our services, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hage, give us a call at (619) 222-6000