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Bridges

Cal Select Dental Group -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

Cal Select Dental Group

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in San Bernardino & Hesperia, CA

Bridges offer a long-lasting solution for missing teeth. Cal Select Dental Group in San Bernardino and Hesperia, California, offers customized bridges. Han Kim, DDS, and the team deliver a range of treatments for missing teeth. Cal Select Dental Group is proud to provide gentle, expert care for patients of all ages. No matter what your dental concerns, the staff finds a solution that's right for you. Call Cal Select Dental Group today or schedule an appointment online.

Bridges Q & A

What are bridges?

Bridges contain one or more false teeth. Each bridge is securely attached to teeth located on either side of the gap, known as abutment teeth. A bridge is anchored in place using crowns, or caps that cover your abutment teeth.

Unlike dentures, a bridge can’t be removed at home. Only a qualified dentist can remove or replace your bridge. Because bridges are cemented in place, patients can smile and eat with confidence. You can rest assured that your false tooth won’t shift during the day.

What dental problems do bridges correct?

A gap in your smile isn't just a cosmetic concern. If you're missing one or more teeth, your oral health could be at risk.

Missing teeth can also affect the way you eat. You might be at a higher risk of choking or diet-related health problems. Some people who have lost a tooth also have trouble with their speech or pronunciation. But a bridge allows you to talk and chew with ease.

Bridges also maintain tooth alignment. If there are gaps in your mouth, other teeth may begin to shift. Without a replacement tooth, your teeth can become crooked. You may need costly orthodontic care to resolve the problem. A bridge helps you avoid these complications.

How are bridges placed?

Cal Select Dental Group offers in-depth consultation for patients with missing teeth. First, your practitioner examines your mouth to assess your options. They also make sure that your gums and natural teeth can support a bridge.

If a bridge is right for you, your practitioner helps you choose the right kind. Several types of dental bridges are available. With your input, your practitioner chooses the right replacement teeth and crowns. These structures are designed to match the color and shape of your natural teeth.

You may need to visit the office several times to complete your procedure. During each visit, your practitioner prepares your abutment teeth. They also make final adjustments to the bridge and crowns. Finally, your practitioner cements the structure in place.

What kind of follow-up care do I need?

If you have a bridge, you need ongoing dental care and expert advice. Cal Select Dental Group explains how to care for your bridge at home. The office also schedules follow-up appointments with your practitioner.

During a checkup, your practitioner checks the condition of your bridge. They also examine your gums and natural teeth. If a problem arises, they deliver the care you need to protect your oral health.

Are you considering a bridge? Let Cal Select Dental Group provide the care you need. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.