If you are missing a tooth, either from decay or trauma, a dental bridge can be an effective way to replace your missing tooth or teeth. Dr. Armen Terteryan and his colleagues at Couture Smiles Dental Group in Woodland Hills, California, offer comprehensive consultations to determine if a dental bridge is the best method to replace your teeth. They have an onsite lab to create customized bridges to fit your mouth perfectly.
A dental bridge uses a false tooth or teeth to bridge a gap due to a missing tooth or teeth. A dental bridge is made up of one or more false teeth held in place with crowns that are attached to neighboring natural teeth on either side of the gap. The false tooth or teeth are made from either metal alloys, gold, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Porcelain is the most popular material because of its natural appearance.
A dental bridge is a restoration that can be used to replace just one missing tooth or a few missing teeth in a row (usually up to three teeth). Some of the conditions that can be addressed include:
While the most common type of dental bridge is fixed (nonremovable), the dentists at Couture Smiles Dental Group offer both fixed and removable dental bridges to accommodate your personal dental needs and preferences. There are three main types of dental bridges that can restore your smile:
A traditional dental bridge
This type of bridge is made up of one or more artificial teeth and two dental crowns, which are placed on the teeth neighboring the gap to anchor the artificial tooth (called a pontic).
A cantilever bridge
This kind of dental bridge is used when the missing tooth has remaining natural teeth on only one side.
A resin-bonded bridge
This kind of bridge is made of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework.
The skilled dentists will carefully examine your smile to determine which type of dental bridge is right for your specific needs. A dental bridge can be a great choice for restoring the function, appearance, and health of your smile. To learn more, contact Couture Smiles Dental Group today. The dental team at the practice is eager to restore your complete, beautiful smile.