One or two missing teeth may not seem like much cause for concern, especially if they are not easily visible in your smile. The truth is that you need all of your teeth for optimal oral health and function and you should never wait too long to replace lost teeth. Our dentists offer dental bridges in Ventura, California, allowing you to enjoy a full smile without the surgery required for a dental implant.
A bridge can be used to replace a single missing tooth or two or more teeth next to one another. Aside from the cosmetic benefits, replacing missing teeth with a bridge will protect your smile from gum disease and an increased risk of dental damage.
The process for placing a bridge is really quite simple. The dentist will remove the enamel from the tooth on each end of the gap in your smile. An impression will be made of that area and used to create the dental crowns and the bridge which will hold the prosthetic teeth. When the bridge is ready the dentist will cement the crown onto the tooth to hold it in place and restore your smile. You should brush your bridge just as you would your natural teeth and with the proper care your bridge can last up to ten years.
If you would like to learn more about how a dental bridge may be able to improve your smile call 805-644-5284 today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Homayoun H. Zadeh and associates.