Dental Bridges An Overview
Replace multiple teeth with a custom designed dental bridge.
If you suffer from missing teeth, it is important to replace them as soon as possible. Gaps between teeth can leave the gums open to infection and bacteria and over time the bone can deteriorate and affect the surrounding teeth. Our Montclair, CA dentist office offer many options to replace your missing teeth including dental bridges.
A dental bridge is a custom-made dental restoration used to replace one missing tooth or several consecutive missing teeth. A dental bridge can be secured using existing teeth or dental implants for a more stable solution. Due to advancements in dentistry, a dental bridge can be designed to fit comfortably and securely in the mouth.
Dr. David Srikureja offers custom designed dental bridges in our Montclair Plaza dental office. For a more secure solution, Dr. Srikureja can coordinate all aspects of dental implant secured dental bridges in-house. A dental bridge is designed using high-quality material and state of the art technology.
Implant Secured Dental Bridge
Traditional dental bridges are a cost-effective solution for patients who are missing teeth. Dental bridges are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural smile. A traditional dental bridge is supported by two adjacent teeth that serve as anchors (support system) for the dental bridge, requiring existing teeth to be compromised for the placement of dental crowns and the securing of the bridge.
A dental implant secured dental bridge is supported by strategically placed dental implants. Dental implant secured dental bridges do not compromise the health of the existing teeth, prevent bone loss and gum recession and support the natural alignment of the bite. You will be able to eat, drink and speak comfortably without special restrictions or risk of slippage.
While the cost of a traditional dental bridge may be more affordable in the short term than an implant-supported bridge, implants typically provide a better long term solution and are less likely to need repair or replacement in the future. Those repairs and replacements may actually add up over time and may cost more than a dental implant. Even though implants are more expensive up front, the benefits far out-weigh the costs.