We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of dental care available. With advanced dental technology, many damaged teeth can be saved. However, there are instances when tooth loss is unavoidable. When a tooth cannot be restored to full functionality and beauty, extraction may be necessary. This is usually due to gum disease, decay, or trauma.
Whatever the reason for a lost tooth, replacing it is important. Gaps can compromise the health of your other teeth, cause difficulty chewing, and inhibit clear speech – besides being unsightly. Today, One of the most common solutions for missing teeth are dental Implants. However when this cannot be accomplished another option is a dental bridge. A bridge can replace a single tooth, or several teeth.
Types of bridges
The most common style is known as a traditional bridge. It consists of one or several false teeth (pontics) suspended between dental crowns. The teeth are made of quality dental gold and porcelain, shaped and colored to match your existing teeth perfectly. The crowns are placed on existing teeth or dental implants. If existing teeth are used, they will need to be reduced and shaped to accommodate the crowns. This may be a practical option if teeth adjacent to the gap are compromised and need crowning.
Implant supported bridges are an excellent option for most patients. They are more stable and last longer than bridges supported by teeth. There is no alteration to your existing teeth, because the implants are placed in the jawbone. This is only recommended for patients who are missing several teeth; a single tooth can be replaced with a dental implant and porcelain crown.
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23560 Madison Street
Torrance, CA 90505
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