What are Dental Bridges?
It can be more than just a cosmetic problem when one or more of your teeth have fallen out, as gaps in your teeth may cause other teeth to shift. This may result in extra tension when biting, increased pain during chewing, or even trouble speaking. A dental bridge restores the health and appearance of your smile by filling in spaces using a false tooth that is supported by either crowns, dental implants, or a combination of both. At Sunshine Dental in Corona, CA, our team offers dental bridges with high-quality materials to help restore your beautiful smile. If you have gaps in your smile, schedule an appointment with us to get more information about your restoration options with a custom bridge.
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge custom-made for you at Sunshine Dental can restore and enhance your smile with a number of great benefits, including:
- Creating a permanent solution to missing teeth
- Restoring your smile and natural face shape
- Strengthening your bite
- Preserving the health of neighboring teeth
- Helping to prevent bone loss
- Improving speech and eating
- Typically whole or partially covered by insurance
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"Dr. Bhakta and staff at Sunshine Dental are very welcoming. The office is state of the art and kept clean. I was impressed by everyone’s professionalism and willingness to understand the patients desired goals in terms of their smile. I appreciated being told my costs upfront and also going over my insurance type and what all it would cover. The work went smoothly and Dr. Bhakta was careful and made sure I was comfortable. I look forward to continuing my dental care at Sunshine Dental - they have surely gained a loyal patient. Thank you all at Sunshine Dental!"- B.L. / Google / Nov 15, 2023
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"Made me feel like I was back at the good family dentistry facility I grew up knowing. It was the most honest feeling you could ask for from a dentist/medical professional… just like it’s supposed to be. Haven’t felt that way about a dental office in decades. Highly recommend."- C.M. / Google / Oct 20, 2023
Am I A Candidate For A Dental Bridge?
People with missing teeth don't merely have a cosmetic problem — gaps in the teeth may heavily impact the health of your mouth. The fact is: your mouth is balanced carefully, and a missing tooth can affect its function. Over time, gaps can lead to the shifting of teeth, causing bite problems (underbite, overbite, crossbite) and gum or jawbone atrophy. A dental bridge requires the surrounding teeth to be strong enough to hold the restoration, with good jawbone density and gums. Dr. Bhakta will examine your mouth during your consultation to help you decide the best type of bridge (traditional, cantilever, Maryland bonded, or resin bonded) and material (ceramic, porcelain, metal, and porcelain fused to metal).
what is recovery from dental bridge placement like?
Once your dental bridge is in place, you should notice an improvement in the function and appearance of your teeth and smile. You may need a second visit at Sunshine Dental to adjust the fit if it feels loose in the first few weeks after placement. Our team will show you how to maintain your dental bridge, including the ways to keep it clean and what foods to avoid. Keeping your bridge and your mouth clean is extremely important, as it is possible for decay to develop under the bridge if not tended to. With proper care, your custom bridge may last for many years. You should continue to schedule appointments to get an annual dental examination and twice-yearly cleanings. During your exams, our Corona, CA team can evaluate the wear and health of your dental bridge to decide if it needs to be replaced or repaired.
Dental bridges FAQs
Do dental bridges require special care?
Dental bridges do not require any special care. However, it is important to brush and floss your teeth regularly, as you would normally do. This will help keep your teeth in good condition and reduce the risk of developing cavities or gum disease. Our team in Sunshine Dental can help you schedule dental check-ups as often as needed.
How long do dental bridges last?
Dental bridges can last anywhere from 5 – 10 years, depending on how well you take care of them and how often you visit our office in Corona, CA, for check-ups. If you experience any problems with your dental bridge, do not hesitate to call us for a new dental assessment. We will be happy to help you resolve the issue as soon as possible.
Why choose us for dental bridges?
Sunshine Dental is a trusted provider of dental bridges in Corona, CA, and the surrounding areas. We have years of experience in providing quality care for patients, and we always make sure they are happy with the results. We also offer a wide range of other dental services so you can get everything you need to be done in one place.
Reestablish a healthy, mended smile
You deserve to have a smile that will last long term without issue. Schedule a consultation with our team at Sunshine Dental to get more information about dental bridges and the different options to fit your unique needs. We're pleased to offer custom dental restorations that can help improve the appearance and health of your smile. Contact our team in Corona, CA to make your appointment.