What is a Dental Bridge?

A bridge is clearly described in it’s name: dental bridges essentially “bridge the gap” between teeth. If you have any gaps or missing teeth, then a dental bridge is one cosmetic dental procedure that can help restore aesthetics and function to your mouth.

A dental bridge consists of false teeth, known as pontics, which are strongly placed in between two of your natural teeth for support. Bridges are either affixed to strong teeth on either side of the gap where you have missing teeth or are implanted by attaching the bridge directly to the jaw under the gum tissue. Implant-supported bridges are possible and consist of either a dental implant on either side of the false tooth to help support the bridge.

Dental Bridges Fill The Gap

A dental bridge requires more than one visit in order to complete. Dental impressions are made of your teeth, which are then developed in a dental laboratory for precise accuracy in fitting. Your mouth will be affixed with a temporary bridge while your impression is being constructed. On your second visit, the bridge is cemented into place, leaving you with an improve mouth with more functionality than before.

Dental bridges typically last awhile – up to 20 years – if you take good care of them by brushing & flossing daily, as well as visiting your dentist twice a year for a dental checkup. A dental bridge offers a way to fill in any gaps that are surrounded by strong natural teeth.

If you are looking for a way to fill in any gaps from missing teeth or want more information, then contact Dr. Ganji’s dental office today @ 310-643-8045 to find out how a dental bridge could benefit you.