One of the options available here at TLC Escondido Dental to replace missing teeth is dental bridges. They are made to “bridge” the gap caused by your missing teeth to give you back your appearance, oral health and quality of life. With a dental bridge, you can once again enjoy your beautiful smile and feel completely confident when eating and speaking.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges are a type of fixed, or nonremovable, dental restoration. Bridges consist of one or more prosthetic teeth, which are anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns placed on the teeth to either side of the gap. Bridges may also be anchored in place by dental implants. The crowns or implants hold your restoration in place to give you a stable and long-lasting solution for your smile.
Bridges traditionally require two appointments to complete — one in which the teeth are prepared and impressions taken, and one in which the bridge is placed. Thanks to our advanced CEREC technology, our dentists may be able to reduce your treatment time and complete your bridge more quickly, allowing you to leave with a renewed smile after just one appointment. Our dentists will discuss your options and the timeline for your treatment with you during your consultation.
When Are Dental Bridges Recommended?
Bridges are typically recommended to:
- Replace your missing tooth or teeth
- Restore your ability to speak, eat and chew normally
- Alleviate excess stress on your bite
- Support the shape and volume of your face
- Replace unwanted partial dentures
- Prevent your natural teeth from shifting out of place
- Enhance the appearance of your smile
Make An Appointment
Call us today at 760-741-5775 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jorge Reyes or Dr. Catalina Madrigal and learn more about dental bridges in Escondido, California!