Dental Bridge Procedure

A Dental Bridge Can Repair Your Smile

Missing teeth can be a burden both on the functionality of your teeth and the appearance of your smile. Luckily, these issues can be resolved with a dental bridge. Through the dental bridge procedure, we are able to repair multiple teeth by attaching a replacement tooth to surrounding teeth or dental implants.

At A Shop for Smiles, we are able to address a number of different cosmetic dentistry issues. Our dental bridge procedure, for example, is one of our most popular services because we are able to replace multiple missing teeth with ease.

The Dental Bridge Procedure

The first step of the dental bridge procedure is to prepare the teeth surrounding the missing teeth to act as anchors. These abutment teeth are recontoured, so the bridge can be attached to them to fill the gap caused by a missing tooth.

Once these surrounding teeth have been recontoured, a temporary bridge is placed to protect the abutment teeth while the permanent bridge is crafted.

During your follow-up appointment, we will replace the temporary bridge with a permanent one. We will make follow-up visits to ensure your bridge is functioning well. Once your dental bridge is in an ideal position, Dr. Hagstrom will cement it to prevent it from shifting.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Once your dental bridge has been permanently placed, you should begin to notice the many benefits it can present. Some of the benefits of a dental bridge are:

  • Improved Appearance: Missing teeth can cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. Dental bridges are able to fill the gap and drastically improve your smile.
  • Restored Functionality: Obviously, a missing tooth can make chewing and talking difficult. Having a dental bridge placed can improve these issues and restore functionality to the affected area.
  • Versatile: While dental bridges can be used to recontour the surrounding teeth, bridges can also be attached to dental implants. This allows for the same improved appearance and restored functionality.

Contact the Best Dentist in La Mesa, CA

If you are missing a tooth and believe the dental bridge procedure is your best option, Dr. Hagstrom can consult with you and answer your questions. Give us a call