Dental Bridges Torrance
Missing one or more teeth can significantly affect your smile, your ability to chew and your ability to speak. Dental bridges can replace missing teeth, span the gap and restore the function and appearance of your smile. Our Torrance dental bridges
dentist can use porcelain, porcelain fused to metal or other materials to create a bridge that can be supported by your own natural teeth, dental implants or a combination of the two. A dental bridge can provide you with an attractive new smile and restore your ability to eat easily, speak clearly and live confidently.
The process for receiving dental bridges generally takes at least two dental appointments. When dental bridges are supported by crowns, the teeth adjacent to the gap will need to be healthy and strong. If not, they may need root canal therapy before the procedure can proceed. These teeth will then be carefully contoured to allow room for the placement of the crowns. Our specialist for dental bridges in Torrance
will then take dental impressions so that the laboratory can prepare your new dental crowns and bridge. A temporary bridge and dental crowns will be placed to protect your teeth and provide you with a temporary restoration. Once your crowns and bridge is completed, you will return to our offices to have them permanently bonded to your teeth.
Torrance Dental Bridges Specialist
Dental crowns can last seven years or longer when maintained properly. Good dental hygiene is essential to preserving the health of the teeth supporting the bridge and adjacent to it. Brush at least two times daily or after you eat. Use fluoridated toothpaste to speed remineralization and strengthen dental enamel. Floss every day, and use a floss threader to clean around the bridge and remove plaque and particles that could irritate the gums or cause cavities along the roots. Regular visits to our Torrance dental bridges
dentist can help ensure that your dental crowns and bridges are strong and the teeth supporting them are healthy.
If you need dental bridges in Torrance
, give us a call today to schedule a consultation with our Torrance dentist
to learn more about your options.
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