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By David M. Gordon, D.D.S.
May 08, 2015
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Dental Bridge  

When the time comes to replace your one or more missing or badly damaged teeth, David M. Gordon, D.D.S., your dentist in Vallejo, CA, likely has several options available for you. One excellent tooth replacement option is a dental bridge. Other options Bridgesinclude dentures and dental implants.

How do Dental Bridges Work?

Dental bridges work by suspending one or more artificial teeth in the gap between the nearest teeth that are still intact. They are securely attached to the closest teeth, and they can be used to replace one or several missing teeth. Dental bridges can be connected to your own, natural teeth or to dental implants on the ends.

What are Dental Bridges Made Out Of?

Dental bridges can be made of a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, alloys, or a combination of these.

What Benefits Do Dental Bridges Provide?

Dental bridges restore your smile's appearance and function. They allow you to eat, smile and speak more effectively. They help maintain your face shape, distribute the force when you bite and keep your teeth in position. They also give you a beautiful smile you can be proud to show off, boosting your self-confidence and self-esteem.

What is the Process for Getting a Dental Bridge?

While the process of getting a dental bridge is relatively straightforward, you can expect to make a few visits to your dentist in Vallejo, CA to make sure that your bridge is attached and positioned correctly.

First, your dentist will shave down your supporting teeth, called the abutment teeth, to make room for the bridge. The dentist will then take impressions of your teeth, which he or she will send off to the lab. You will get a temporary bridge to wear while the lab creates your permanent bridge.

Once your bridge is complete, you will return to the dentist to have it placed. Dr. Gordon may adhere your bridge only temporarily at first so that he can check the fit before adhering it permanently. Once it is positioned correctly, it will be adhered permanently. This may require a couple of visits with time in between to try it out.

How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

Dental bridges typically last between five and fifteen years. If you take excellent care of your dental bridge, it should last longer.

Is a dental bridge right for you? It may be. Call your favorite Vallejo, CA dentist, Dr. Gordon, to find out today!


General Dentistry in Vallejo
David Gordon D.D.S.
23 Rotary Way
Vallejo, CA 94591
(707) 557-2200

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