If you are missing individual teeth, we can replace them with a dental bridge. This is a safe and permanent alternative to wearing dentures. We can work to make a dental bridge look natural after we've placed it on your teeth. We start the procedure with an accurate measurement of your teeth at our dental clinic. We also take an impression so that the dental lab has all the information it needs to create replacement teeth that look like your natural teeth. To find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure, call(949) 646-2411and schedule an appointment. At Mesa Dental Center we offer several solutions to replace missing teeth. Therefore, if a bridge does not meet your needs, we recommend another solution.
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What is a dental bridge?
A bridge is a fixed tooth replacement that can be an effective solution for partial tooth loss. It is exactly as the name suggests, a bridge that replaces missing teeth between your remaining strong teeth. However, to qualify for a dental bridge, your remaining teeth must be strong enough to support it. When you do that, we put dental crowns on those teeth so they can act as anchors to hold a gum-colored base that we can use to protect the bridge. Essentially, the remaining teeth provide the necessary support to ensure the new tooth or teeth remain in place.
Why should I get a dental bridge?
There are several reasons for a dental bridge, including restoring the appearance of your smile; to give you the ability to eat and speak normally; maintain the shape and structure of your face; and prevents pressure and wear on the remaining teeth.
How is a dental bridge different from traditional dentures?
When you visit our dental office, we can discuss what the differences will be from a treatment and process point of view. In general, the most important difference between a dental bridge and a denture is that dentures are removable. Because they have to go out every night, you don't have a full denture 24/7. At the same time, any detachable element risks getting loose or even falling off at inopportune moments. Because of this, patients may feel uncomfortable wearing dentures and prefer a safer solution. If you currently wear dentures and find you have trouble eating your favorite foods, laughing out loud, or exercising while wearing them, consider this alternative.
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Will my dental bridge look natural?
Absolutely. At Mesa Dental Center, we will take all necessary steps to ensure that they look natural and fit perfectly. We started by taking accurate measurements and also matching the color of your dentures to the surrounding natural teeth. If your other teeth are stained or yellowed, now is a great time to get them whitened as we craft your new teeth from stain and fade resistant materials.
How long does a dental bridge last?
The duration of a dental bridge is different for everyone and is influenced by your daily habits. However, fixed dental bridges can last 15 years or more. On the short end, they typically last for five years. One thing to keep in mind is that the overall health of your mouth affects the longevity of your bridge. As your natural teeth determine the bridge's stability in the case of dental crowns, you must keep your natural teeth healthy. We encourage you to visit our dental office in Costa Mesa, CA twice a year for a dental cleaning and exam. We can remove accumulated plaque to prevent cavities and infections. If you develop an oral health problem, we will attend to you immediately. Let's keep the problems from spreading, spreading, and your mouth can remain in excellent health.
What can I expect from the procedure?
If you come to our dental clinic for a dental bridge, we first carry out an examination and an x-ray. We need to determine if the remaining teeth are strong enough to support a bridge. We also need to make sure it doesn't have cavities or infection. If this happens, we will solve the problem before placing the jumper. We then prepare your abutment teeth for placement of dental crowns. We remove a small part of the enamel around the teeth. We then take measurements, take an impression and use a shade chart to determine the color of your new teeth. All of this information is sent to the dental lab to make your new crowns and bridges. In the meantime, we'll put a temporary bridge in your mouth. This won't look as good or safe as the final product, but it will keep its appearance while you wait.
Once your new bridge is complete, you will need to return to our dental office in Costa Mesa, California so that we can remove the temporary bridge and put the new one in place. We may need to make some minor adjustments during the fitting process and we will do whatever is necessary to ensure it fits correctly, is comfortable and looks natural. If you take the time to do this, you'll enjoy your new teeth now and in the future.
Will it be uncomfortable to get a dental bridge?
At Mesa Dental Center, we can provide anesthesia to keep you comfortable while you receive your new dental bridge. The only time anesthesia may be needed is when we are preparing your teeth or fitting your bridge. Let us know how you feel about the procedure and we'll help you relax.
Call us to learn more about dental bridges and how they can be used to replace missing teeth.949-646-2411. Our dental office in Costa Mesa, CA is conveniently located and we are currently accepting new patients.
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Definition of dental terminology
- cosmetic dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person's teeth, gums and/or bite.
- Tooth decay is when the tooth enamel begins to deteriorate, causing plaque and tartar to erode on the teeth.
- Dental caries, also known as caries, is a result of poor oral hygiene and leaves the bacterial plate that forms small holes in the teeth.
- dental exam
- A dental exam is an appointment during which the teeth are cleaned, signs of infection are identified, and these signs of infection are removed in the office at least every six months.
- tooth filling
- Fillings restore tooth structure by filling the tooth with metal, alloy, porcelain or plastic.
- Dental prophylaxis is a professional, thorough cleaning that removes plaque, tartar and tooth discoloration.
- dental sealants
- Dental sealants contain a resinous material that we apply to the occlusal surfaces of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay.
- A dentist, also called a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
- Gingivitis is inflammation of the gum tissue caused by plaque, other infections in the mouth, and poor oral hygiene.
- preventive dentistry
- Preventive dentistry is dentistry that focuses on maintaining oral health to prevent the spread of plaque, tartar buildup, and infection in the mouth.
- Tartar forms when plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and calcifies into a hard surface that is much more difficult to remove and requires professional treatment.
- Dental enamel is the visible protective outer surface of a tooth that contains the dentin and dental pulp.
Useful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA).Glossary of dental terms.2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD).Main page.2015
- WebMD.WebMD Oral Care Guide.2015
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