If you have missing teeth that are making you reluctant to smile, a fixed dental bridge can help bring back your smile confidence. Dr. Eric Eusebio at Smiles of East Lake offers fixed dental bridges as a restorative option for our patients in Chula Vista, California, who have missing teeth. A fixed dental bridge essentially bridges the gap left behind from missing teeth in your smile.
With a dental bridge, you will be able to speak and chew normally, prevent remaining teeth from shifting position, and maintain your facial features. A bridge can also distribute the forces in your bite correctly by replacing lost teeth.
How does a bridge work?
–Specifically, a fixed dental bridge helps those who have lost their pearly whites and still have enough jawbone material to support an implant.
–Our dentist fixes the bridge by cementing it or screwing it into the bone.
–Fixed bridges are typically made of porcelain fused to metal.
–With a fixed dental bridge your teeth emerge from the gums so you won’t have anything going over your gums or touching the palate.
To maintain your fixed bridge, take good care of your remaining teeth and gums through daily cleaning and bi-annual professional cleanings and exams. With such good care, your bridge may last longer than ten years.
Also, eating a healthy diet along with good oral habits go a long way to making sure your smile will support your fixed bridge, and vice versa.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Eric Eusebio, by calling 619.482.1962 today. Our Smiles of East Lake team in Chula Vista, California is happy to schedule a visit or answer any questions or concerns you have. You don’t have to suffer with missing teeth anymore!