When might patients in Redwood City CA choose dental bridges to repair their smiles
No one wants to lose a permanent tooth, but unfortunately, that is sometimes the reality. When the unexpected occurs, it is important to know your options. At Peninsula Dental Implant Center in San Carlos, CA, we offer a variety of restorations to repair a smile after losing teeth, including dental bridges.
Choosing the right restoration depends on several factors. The first is to understand the difference between the three main types of restorations:
Removable dentures are commonly recommended for replacing an entire arch of teeth, although partial dentures can be used for just a few teeth. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth but cost a bit more. Dental bridges can be a more economical option for patients who are missing one or more teeth.
The process for getting a dental bridge
To place a dental bridge, teeth adjacent to the gap are prepared for dental crowns. These natural teeth with crowns will serve as anchors for the dental bridge. Artificial teeth are attached to the framework of the bridge to fill the gap left by missing teeth.
Dental bridges are considered a permanent solution because natural teeth will need to be altered to allow room for the crowns. To ensure that you keep your mouth healthy with your bridge, you will need to learn new oral hygiene routines. The artificial teeth sit on top of gum tissue. It is important to floss underneath the bridge to help prevent bacterial growth that can lead to gum disease, and compromise the integrity of the dental bridge.
At Peninsula Dental Implant Center, we understand that losing permanent teeth can be stressful. We work with you to ensure your restoration looks and feels great. Patients in Redwood City, Belmont, and San Mateo area can call us at (650) 232-7650 to learn about dental bridges.