Your Trusted Valley Center Dentist
At Jaguar Valley Dental in Valley Center, CA, we understand how uncomfortable and inconvenient it can be for our patients to live with missing teeth. That's why we offer a wide range of dental treatments, including dental bridges — a highly effective solution for replacing missing teeth. If you're looking to restore your smile, improve your oral health, and feel more confident, give us a call today to learn more about your options.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges are a type of dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are essentially composed of two parts — the pontic, which is the artificial tooth, and the abutment, which is the support structure that attaches the pontic to the patient's natural teeth. Dental bridges can restore your smile and can help to prevent further dental problems by maintaining the alignment of surrounding teeth, restoring bite function, and reducing the risk of gum disease.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are three types of dental bridges — traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bonded bridges.
Traditional bridges are the most common and consist of three or more dental crowns that are cemented onto the supporting teeth on either side of the gap.
Cantilever bridges are similar to traditional bridges but are anchored to only one tooth.
Maryland bonded bridges use a metal or porcelain framework bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth to support the pontic.
The Dental Bridge Process
At Jaguar Valley Dental, our dental bridge process typically requires two appointments. During the first visit, we'll prepare the surrounding teeth, take impressions of your mouth, and create a temporary bridge. You'll return for a second visit once your permanent bridge has been created, and we'll fit it to your mouth and make any necessary adjustments.
Book an Appointment With Jaguar Valley Dental
If you're interested in learning more about dental bridges or our other restorative dentistry services, contact Jaguar Valley Dental in Valley Center today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dental professionals. We're committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.