Dental Bridges: FAQs

So, you are ready to replace your missing teeth. If you’re missing one or a few, you may have heard that it’s possible to address partial tooth loss with a dental bridge, partial, or implants. As a result, it’s time to wade through your options, attempting to figure out which one is going to check off all the preferences and requirements on your list. Since candidacy for bridges is a bit more specific than for other prosthetic choices, let’s see if they will (or will not) work for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can I take the dental bridge out of my mouth throughout the day or at night?

Answer: No. Bridges are fixed. This means that once it is in place, it stays put. If your goal includes removability, you may be a patient who benefits from a partial denture instead.

Question: Can any type of partial tooth loss be treated with a dental bridge? Or are there some specifics associated with what a bridge can replace?

Answer: A bridge cannot replace anything other than one tooth, two teeth, or three teeth. Multiple missing teeth must neighbor each other to qualify for a bridge. Rest assured, if your tooth loss does not work for a bridge, we can speak with you about implants and other options for your smile completion.

Question: Can I receive a bridge and make use of dental implants, too? I keep hearing about implant-retained prosthetics.

Answer: Yes! You may choose traditional support (we bond the bridge to your teeth). Or, you may receive dental implants, upon which the bridge will be placed for wonderful support and stability.

Set Up A Consultation Soon For Tooth Replacement

When you’re ready for your smile spaces to be filled after tooth loss, call us as soon as you can to set up a consultation! To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.