Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.
Our bridges are custom created in full ceramic for strength and beauty. We use what we feel is the best and most advanced dental laboratory located right here in Simi Valley. We and our lab technicians work together as a team to provide you a natural looking and strong bridge
The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are re-contoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a digital scan or, occasionally, a mold is taken of the area which is sent to our dental lab.
Our lab uses a proprietary German-based computer design software and hardware--- along with years experience by my lab technician--- to create your crowns or bridges. Yes--we do send the cases all the way to Germany for processing before the final design work is done here in Simi Valley--- the internet is great! Our Simi Valley laboratory will have your case from us-to Germany-to them in less than 10 minutes!
We will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow up visit to set the bridge. It will be placed on the abutments and the dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure that the bridge is set.
The bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days it should feel like you have your own teeth back again. You should eat soft foods for the first few days after having your bridge placed. After the initial phase, you will be able to eat whatever you want with no issues.
If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment today to restore your smile.