If a tooth is missing, not only is it harder to chew properly and eat, the gap can cause dental problems as the remaining teeth shift and places for bacteria and disease develop. This missing tooth can lead to uneven, unattractive smiles with a tooth gap and decay or gum disease.
Dental bridge or dental bridgework designed and installed by a Beverly Hills dentist at Bedford Dental Group can repair the conditions a missing tooth can create and can provide years of service. A dental implant can also be used to replace missing teeth, and it will act and function the same as your natural teeth.
The Dental Bridge Procedure
Situation of a broken tooth.
Fragments of the tooth are removed.
The two adjacent teeth are grinded down.
The laboratory would make the bridge which fits over these prepared teeth.
The bridge would fit over the teeth and replace the missing tooth.
Dental bridgework often requires two visits to our office, where you’ll be treated to the best service imaginable. During the first visit, an impression of your mouth will be made and the teeth next to the gap will often be prepared for crowns to hold the bridgework securely in place. The second visit is when your dentist will install the device, which can be expected to last at least five to seven years and often quite a bit longer.
A traditional dental bridge is fitted to teeth on each side of the gap caused by the missing tooth or missing teeth. The anchor teeth may require a root canal or other work to be made secure, and usually receive a dental crown to provide the most secure fit. An artificial tooth, usually porcelain, is attached to the metal framework and serves to bridge the gap. Other types of dental bridgework include cantilever bridges, which are used when teeth remain on only side, or a Maryland or resin-bonded bridge, which is permanently cemented onto the adjacent teeth.
Our cosmetic dentists are fully qualified and experienced in designing and fitting any type of dental bridge and can quickly get you chewing and smiling again. Please contact our helpful and caring staff at or contact us online and ask how we can exceed your hopes. You can also arrange an appointment online, but either way insures that you will soon begin receiving the best in service and dental care. For more information about dental bridges, please visit Colgate.com.