Dental Bridges Montclair, CA

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.

Dental Bridges Montclair Plaza CA

Dental Bridges What to Expect

If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Srikureja will perform an extensive oral health exam and analysis to determine the right restorative dentistry treatment to restore your smile. Dr.  Srikureja will consult with you one on one to discuss all of your treatment options. Together, you and your Montclair Plaza dentist will make an informed decision about your tooth replacement solution.

Placing a dental bridge will depend on whether or not your dental bridge will be supported by adjacent teeth or dental implants.

If dental implants are used to secure your dental bridge, the first step is to attach the dental implants into the jaw surgically. An implant is a titanium post that will act as the tooth root providing a strong foundation for the bridge. Typically the healing process will take 3-6 months. When the healing process is complete, your custom designed dental bridge will be fit and placed.

For traditional dental bridges, the dental bridge is supported using adjacent teeth. A pontic replaces the missing tooth and crowns are placed on the anchor teeth for extra support.

Dental Bridges FAQs

Are dental bridges noticeable?

Dental bridges help maintain the structural support of the mouth. Because they’re placed so close to the mouth structure, they are hardly noticeable to others.

Are getting dental bridges painful?

No. Like many procedures, undergoing one to obtain new dental bridges requires some local anesthesia in order to make your visit as comfortable as humanly possible.

How long after getting teeth pulled, can I get a dental bridge?

In some circumstances, you can have teeth pulled and bridge fitted in the same day. But due to swelling, possible movements in the mouth structure, it is also common to wait anywhere from 8-12 weeks after removal to have a bridge put in. Consulting your doctor on the best choice for you is paramount in having an effective bridge placed in and when.