Dental Bridges: Things You May Not Have Discovered Just Yet

While you may think you already have the world of dental bridges figured out, it’s very possible you’re operating primarily on just a little bit of information or on assumption alone! When you’re missing teeth and you’re ready to do something about it, our Cerritos, CA team invites you to spend some time discovering new information about bridges. It’s very possible you’ll stumble upon some new fact or tidbit that will help you realize this may be just the prosthetic for your smile needs.

They’re For A Very Specific Type Of Tooth Loss

Have you been thinking about implants, dentures, dental bridges, and all things tooth-loss-related lately because you really want to replace your missing teeth? That’s wonderful! What you should know if you’re just considering bridges is that they are not for everyone. Why is that? Well, unlike other prosthetics that are much more versatile, a bridge is just what it sounds like if you think about it: It’s a bridge that closes a single open gap. So, it can replace just one tooth. Or, it can replace a gap that’s up to three-teeth-wide, as long as those teeth are all in a row. If it doesn’t work for you, remember: There are always other solutions!

You Can Support Them Two Different Ways

What you know about dental bridges may be half the equation. If you think that they are prosthetics that can replace missing teeth by being bonded over the teeth still healthy and standing in your smile, then you’re correct! This is a bridge that is supported traditionally. However, you may not know that it is also possible to receive dental implants if you don’t have healthy teeth that can support a bridge. We call this an implant-supported bridge and it might be what you need.

Understanding Candidacy Means Coming In For A Visit

You may have a general idea regarding whether a dental bridge might work for you based on the pattern of your tooth loss and how many teeth you are missing. However, when it comes down to a final say on candidacy, what will work for you, if you want traditional or implant support, and more, call us! When you speak with our team, you will find out for sure which treatment or treatments are best for you.

Let Your Interest In Bridges Guide You Into Our Practice

Curious about dental bridges for your tooth loss? Come in for a visit with us, so you can learn more about these fixed devices and your potential candidacy. 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.