Dental Bridges Chino Hills, CA
All of your teeth play a vital role not just aesthetically, but also functionally. Essential functions of your mouth such as chewing and speaking are dependent upon teeth. Tooth loss due to aging, decay, trauma, or other reasons is normal and can negatively impact the full, proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, dental bridges are a great option for treating tooth loss.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are designed to literally bridge gaps created by missing teeth in a row of consecutive teeth. A bridge consists of two or more crowns that as act bookends, with false teeth in between, replacing the areas of missing teeth. The bookend or anchoring teeth are also known as abutment teeth. The false teeth in between the abutment teeth are also known as pontics, which could be made of various materials including gold, alloys, porcelain, or some combination of all three. Dental bridges are supported and held in place by natural teeth or implants.
Types Of Bridges
Typically, the options you have for dental bridges are either fixed or removable.
Fixed bridges are permanently attached either by placing crowns on the abutment teeth or by directly with a strong bonding material..
Removable bridges are attached to teeth by some sort of clasps and are easily detachable similar to dentures.
Benefits Of Dental Bridges
The following are benefits if you opt for dental bridges:
- Restored smile and aesthetics of your lips and cheeks.
- Restored function to properly chew and speak.
- Support the structure and shape of your face.
- Create a more balanced bite, with forces distributed equally.
- Prevent existing teeth from drifting further out of position.
Call To Schedule An Appointment
Please call our office to schedule a consultation if you would like to learn more about dental bridges. Upon closer examination, Dr. Changela will determine the best treatment approach for you. Dr. Changela and his team in Chino Hills proudly serve the greater Chino Hills community and surrounding areas.