Fixed dental bridges to replace missing teeth and restore your smile in West Hills, CA
Teeth are designed to work together to help you chew your food correctly and communicate with others through speech and smiling. If you have experienced tooth loss due to disease, injury, or extractions, replacing your missing teeth can help improve both your self-confidence and your oral health. Patients in the West Hills, CA area can rely on the team at Royal Dental Practice to provide them with the best tooth replacement options for their specific needs and preferences. For some patients, this may be a fixed dental bridge.
The risk of delaying treatment for replacing your missing tooth, could result in many future problems such as shifting of adjacent teeth to the empty space, supra eruption of opposing teeth from the other arch to missing tooth area which in turn could cause major issues for your occlusion etc.Therefore make a definitive decision and let Dr. Shoffet’s expertise in restorative dentistry, guiding you with the most appropriate option for your missing tooth.
What is a fixed dental bridge?
Dental bridges are a type of tooth replacement that quite literally “bridge” the gap created by one or more missing teeth in a row. They are typically composed of two main elements:
- False teeth made from modern dental ceramics or other natural-looking materials that are custom-designed to blend in with your smile
- Dental crowns on the adjacent teeth that are used to anchor the bridge in place
The process for getting a dental bridge
The first step in getting any tooth-replacement option is an in-depth consultation with Dr. Roya Shoffet. She will evaluate your teeth and gums and talk with you about your treatment preferences and budget to help you decide on the best option for your needs. If you are ready to move forward with a dental bridge, we will then prepare the teeth adjacent to the gap to have dental crowns placed along with the bridge. After the teeth are prepared completely, we will take dental impressions of your mouth to create your bridge based on our precise specifications. We will typically place a temporary bridge or crowns to keep you comfortable and maintain your oral function while the bridge is being made. When your permanent bridge is ready, you will return to the office, and we will make any adjustments needed before cementing it into your mouth for long-lasting, natural-looking results.
Dr. Shoffet is well known in the community for her reputation of delivering outstanding results with her crowns and bridges as well as her patients are grateful for her successful restorations due to her precise attention to every detail.
Don’t let tooth loss stop you from enjoying your life. Call Royal Dental Practice in West Hills, CA today to schedule a consultation and learn about the tooth replacement options available to you! You can reach us at (818) 334-6655 or book your appointment online.