What are dental bridges?

dental-bridge-implant-page-300x225Bridges are used to “bridge” gaps left in your mouth by missing teeth. They fill the vacant space using a false tooth with a crown on either side. The teeth on either side of a gap will be recontoured by our dentists to allow space for crowns to be placed over them. Molds of these teeth will be made so that these crowns and false tooth (the bridge) can be prepared. After they are ready, these crowns will be cemented in place, thereby anchoring the false tooth. In some offices, preparing and placing a bridge takes several visits; at The Dental Office of Encino, we can provide your custom-made dental bridge in just one day.

Do I need a dental bridge?

If you have a gap in your smile, Drs. Howard and Howard may recommend a dental bridge in Encino, California. Here are just a few of the things bridges can do for you:

  • Enhance your smile
  • Restore the ability to chew and speak properly
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute your bite properly by replacing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, we welcome you to contact The Dental Office of Encino today!