Dental Bridges Northridge
Dental bridges are used to replace one or a few adjacent teeth. They are made by creating a false tooth or several false teeth that are attached to and suspended between dental crowns. Most bridges are made of dental porcelain for a natural look. Our Northridge dental bridges dentist can help you decide if a bridge is right for you.
If our expert in dental bridges in Northridge recommends a dental bridge, you may have several options for anchoring it. Conventional bridges are supported by natural teeth, but you can also choose to have your bridge supported by dental implants or a combination of implants and natural teeth. If you choose to have a bridge placed on natural teeth, they should be strong and healthy enough to support the added bite force.
A bridge can take two to three visits to place. At the first visit, our expert in dental bridges in Northridge will prepare your abutment teeth. This is done using a local anesthetic to numb the area, and some of the enamel is removed to make room for the crowns. Next, a dental impression is taken to create a model of your mouth and an accurate fit for your bridge. It can take a few weeks for the dental lab to make your restoration, so in the meantime, we will fill the gap with a temporary bridge.
At your next visit, our Northridge dental bridges dentist will check its fit and appearance. It can be cemented into position at this visit, or it may be temporarily placed so that it can be adjusted if necessary.
Your new bridge will help keep your teeth properly positioned and keep your bite forces balanced. Taking care of it can maximize its lifespan. Brush your teeth and your bridge two times a day using a soft brush and fluoride toothpaste. After brushing, you will need to clean between your teeth. To clean around the bridge, use a floss threader, interdental cleaner, or floss specially designed for bridges. Finish with an antimicrobial rinse. Call us to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Northridge.
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