Missing teeth make it difficult to chew without pain or smile without embarrassment. If missing teeth are not promptly treated, they can cause your remaining teeth to shift and become crooked. Dental bridges have been used for years to replace missing teeth.
In a dental bridge, your existing teeth are used as anchors. The dental bridge fills in the gap caused by missing teeth. Dental bridges can be composed of various materials, including gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain.
If you would like your dental bridge to fit in seamlessly with the rest of your beautiful smile, a porcelain bridge is a good option for you. Porcelain is durable and stain resistant. Best of all, porcelain imitates the color and reflective properties of natural teeth.
During the dental bridge process, our doctor will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area. This will allow you to remain comfortable throughout the process. If the patient requires additional peace of mind, dental sedation is available.
Dr. Ghahremani will prepare the abutment teeth by recontouring them to accommodate the crowns. He will then create impressions or digital scan of the teeth and send them to our trusted dental lab.
Once your final dental bridge is ready, you will return to our office. Our doctor will check the fit. We will then use an adhesive to permanently cement your dental bridge.
Getting used to your dental bridge should only take a few days. You should eat soft foods for the day or two after your procedure. Within a week, you will return to eating all your favorites, speaking with ease, and smiling with confidence.
Our dental bridges have a powerful durability and a natural charm. To learn more about the benefits of porcelain bridge, schedule an appointment with us by calling Westwood Family Dental today at (310) 441-8888.