Dental Bridges, Torrance, CA
Rebuild Your Smile with Personalized Restorations
Teeth may be lost for a variety of reasons, either as a result of age, poor oral hygiene, or a physical injury that left your mouth damaged. No matter the cause, you don’t have to settle for an incomplete smile with the help of our dentists at Torrance Dentistry! Replacing single and multiple teeth with a dental bridge is easier and more affordable than ever, so don’t wait to give our office a call and schedule a consultation to learn more about this restorative treatment.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a complex restoration consisting of several dental crowns fused together. The crowns on either end of the bridge are hollowed out, allowing them to attach to natural teeth sitting adjacent to the gap in your smile. The teeth in the center of the restoration are called pontics and effectively bridge the gap, preventing neighboring teeth from shifting out of place. If you are missing single or multiple consecutive teeth, then a dental bridge is likely for you.
Types of Dental Bridges
In order to confirm which type of bridge will best meet your needs, you’ll need to complete a consultation with one of our dentists. During this appointment, you’ll have a clear understanding of the types of bridges we offer, including traditional and implant-retained options. Keep reading to learn a bit more about their unique differences below or give our office a call to make your initial consultation with us official.
Traditional Dental Bridge
A traditional dental bridge relies on existing natural teeth to keep it in place. Similar to how dental crowns fit onto modified teeth, dental bridges must be attached to natural teeth before they can remain stable and reliable. In most cases, a dental bridge can be made over the course of two appointments.
Through this treatment, we pair a series of dental implants (typically two) with a bridge designed to attach to them. The implants are placed inside of the jaw in advance and given several months of time to heal and integrate. After this process is complete, the bridge can be attached. Keep in mind that in order to receive dental implants, you’ll need to have available bone tissue and the ability to undergo minor surgery.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge
As time passes, side effects can begin to develop when you don’t replace missing teeth. By getting a dental bridge placed, you can avoid the majority of these concerns as well as expect many other benefits. For example: