Missing teeth affects good dental and overall health. One of the worst side effects of missing teeth is an increased risk of gum disease. Dental bridges reduce this trend by replacing missing teeth. Dental bridges can be made using porcelain, gold, or a combination of these materials. A fixed bridge involves the placement of crowns on the abutment teeth, or by bonding artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth.
Fitting a dental bridge usually takes two appointments to complete. Our dentists and staff will first prepare the teeth, then take impressions of your teeth in order for the lab to precisely construct the dental bridge. Between appointments with your Westminster dental bridge specialist, a temporary bridge will be provided to protect the teeth.A strict regimen of brushing and flossing will keep the bridge and surrounding teeth clean. Good dental care of these teeth is critically important, as the bridge relies on the neighboring teeth for support.