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Dental Bridges in Orange, CA

If you have missing teeth, dental bridges can help restore your smile. Used in conjunction with dental crowns, dental bridges span the gap created by one or more missing teeth and anchor false teeth into place, resolving gaps in the smile and helping you restore your confidence and radiance.

Here at Orange Premier Dental, our team uses dental bridges to address a variety of dental problems and issues. To learn more about this solution and if it’s right for you, contact us today.

What are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a cosmetic dentistry procedure used to replace a missing tooth. To create a dental bridge, we’ll build two or more crowns to cover the teeth on either side of the gap. These become the anchoring teeth that hold a custom-made false tooth (or teeth) in place between them.

The result is a natural rebuild that matches the surrounding teeth and blends seamlessly into the mouth. Dental bridges are a permanent solution that restores a healthy bite and helps maintain the natural shape of the face and jaw.

Here at Orange Premier Dental, we build dental bridges for clients who want to replace a missing tooth without wearing uncomfortable, bulky dentures or undergoing surgery. As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Elgamal will make sure that the new tooth looks and feels amazing.

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Bridges?

Are you considering getting dental bridges in Orange, CA? Patients who are good candidates for dental bridges meet the following criteria:

  • One or more missing teeth that have fallen out, been extracted, or simply never came in.
  • Good general oral health.
  • The presence of strong and healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. (If those teeth are weak or compromised, Dr. Elgamal may perform a root canal or restorative dentistry to strengthen them and prepare them to be anchor teeth..

Since bridges are custom-made solutions, they are suitable for people with all sorts of mouth shapes and dental arches.

The Benefits of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges offer a host of benefits. Here are a few of the most pronounced:
- Dental bridges restore the smile and help patients feel more confident.
- Dental bridges can restore or improve chewing by providing a strong, permanent chewing surface. Since they are a permanent solution, they also prevent food particles from collecting in the empty socket and causing gum damage.
- If you’ve lost several teeth, you may have difficulty speaking. Fortunately, dental bridges can improve speech patterns and make speaking easier and more natural.
- Dental bridges maintain the natural shape of the face and can prevent jawbone deterioration associated with dental decay and tooth loss.
- Dental bridges improve the health of other teeth in the mouth by preventing other teeth from shifting and reducing the likelihood of further tooth loss.

The Dental Bridge Procedure

Dental bridges are a form of restorative cosmetic dentistry. The process takes several weeks to complete from start to finish. Here’s a breakdown of the steps you can expect from our team:

First Appointment: Tooth Preparation and Placement of Temporary Bridge

Most bridges rest on healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth. For the dental bridge to stay secure in the mouth, your dentist must first prepare these anchor teeth.Our team will shape these teeth to fit the bridge, keeping you comfortable with a local anesthetic. We’ll take impressions of the shaped teeth and send them to our dental laboratory, which will then begin constructing the permanent bridge. If the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are not strong enough to be anchor teeth, a dental implant may be needed.We’ll match the color of your dental bridge to the color of your existing teeth, so the entire bridge disappears seamlessly into your mouth.

Second Appointment: Placement of the Permanent Bridge

The second appointment takes place as soon as your permanent bridge is complete and ready for placement. We’ll use a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable while we place the permanent bridge. To do so, we’ll remove the temporary bridge and clean the underlying teeth. Using dental cement, we’ll fix the permanent dental bridge in place on the anchor teeth.While the bridge will feel unfamiliar at first, the impacts are immediate. The chewing surface is strong and permanent, and most patients can resume normal life immediately. Once your permanent dental bridge is placed, we’ll follow up with cleaning and care recommendations and send you off to enjoy your new bridge.

Orange Premier Dental:
Your Source for Dental Bridges in Orange, CA

You don’t have to live with missing teeth forever. With our leading restorative dentistry services, you can enjoy a permanent, custom-made bridge that enhances your smile and improves your life.

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