Placing A Cosmetic Dental Bridge

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When you have gaps in your smile due to tooth loss, this could mean major issues with the health, beauty, and function of your smile. If you have missing teeth but your smile cannot support dental implants, we can help with a dental bridge. In today’s blog, your Cerritos, CA, dentist talks about our custom ceramic dental bridge.

The Factors and Risks of Tooth Loss

Losing a tooth could lead to an embarrassing gap in your smile, so you feel more self-conscious about your appearance. In addition, missing teeth could also cause surrounding teeth to drift from position, which creates dental misalignment. Poor alignment alone means a higher risk of issues like tooth decay and gum disease. You could also become more vulnerable to TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) due to the pressure on your bite balance. To feel more confident in your smile and avoid other issues, such as complications with eating or speaking, you need a new tooth or teeth. We can help with a dental bridge.

Creating a Ceramic Prosthetic

A dental bridge is a prosthetic that can address between one and three missing teeth in a row. You don’t require oral surgery, and this can even aid smiles with jawbones too weak to support dental implants. To begin, our team will numb the teeth on each side of the gap in your smile. Known as abutment teeth, these will help support your new prosthetic. Our team next removes structure from these teeth to make room for the crown portions of the prosthetic. Once we have done this, we will take detailed digital images and measurements of the teeth from multiple angles. In a dental lab setting, we will use the images and information to design and fabricate your prosthetic!

Securing Your New Teeth

The prosthetic will contain new teeth, referred to as pontics, with crowns attached to one or both ends. The bridge is made from materials like ceramic, which can be shaded to blend with the tooth and also support daily bite forces and pressures with ease. Our team will use a powerful bonding agent to secure the crowns to the prepped abutment teeth. This anchors your new tooth or teeth firmly in place. The prosthetic will last about 10 to 15 years on average, and you can help it stay bright and strong with daily brushing and flossing. If you have any questions about how we address tooth loss with our custom and lifelike dental bridges, then contact our team today to learn more.


To schedule a consultation and find the right solution for your tooth loss, then make an appointment with Cerritos Dental Surgery in California call 562-584-4082 today.