How Do Dental Bridges Work?
A dental bridge has two main components: abutments and pontics. The abutments cover the healthy teeth or dental implants adjacent to the gap left by missing teeth. If your natural teeth are damaged or weakened, they may not function well for supporting a dental bridge, so we may address it first with suitable treatment options.
The pontics are the units of a dental bridge that replace the missing teeth. These units rely entirely on the support of abutment teeth. Our dental bridges in Corona, CA, replicate the exact look of your natural teeth, restoring the beauty of your smile.
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Getting Dental Bridges in Corona, CA
The process of dental bridges in Corona, CA, may take 2 or 3 appointments. During the first visit, we will assess the condition of your supportive teeth, gums, and jaws. If they are in healthy shape, we can move on with the procedure. The next step is tooth preparation, during which we will remove a thin layer of enamel from the supportive teeth. It is done under local anesthesia, so you will not feel pain or sensitivity during treatment.
After successful tooth preparation, we will record impressions of your upper and lower arch. Using these impressions, our dental technicians will fabricate a custom-fit bridge for your oral cavity. In the last appointment, we will permanently cement the bridge over your teeth and make the necessary adjustments to correct the bite.
How to Maintain A Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges in Corona, CA, require the same level of care and maintenance as your natural teeth, maybe even more so because they are artificial replacements. Our dentists will provide you with aftercare instructions to ensure that your dental bridge lasts long.
You can eat normally after the permanent cementation of a bridge, but starting off with a soft diet is better. Cleaning around and beneath the dental bridge is crucial because a lack of oral care may cause the failure of the bridge and gum infections. Brush and floss your teeth regularly.
For flossing around the bridge, you can use a floss threader or water flosser for more convenience. If you experience any complications with the bridge or supporting teeth, let us know immediately so we address it.
What People Say
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~ Devki Bhatt
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Easy Replacement for Missing Teeth
Missing one or more teeth can be challenging because it disturbs your oral functions and hinders your confidence to smile. Our experienced professional can help maintain oral wellness with dental bridges in Corona, CA. Contact us for an appointment today.