Dental Bridges in Placerville CA
Quality Tooth Bridge
If you have missing teeth, Pacific Street Dental in Placerville, CA, can improve your smile with dental bridges. Call today at 530-622-4188 today to set up an appointment. Your teeth are vital to the basic functions of your mouth, like chewing and speaking. Tooth loss harms your oral health and undermines your self-confidence. If you have missing teeth, there is no need to suffer.
Let the experts at Pacific Street Dental install a dental bridge to restore the structure and function of your teeth and mouth. Dr. Eric Ngo and his compassionate team at Pacific Street Dental provide dental bridges in Placerville, CA, as part of our commitment to bring quality dental care to each and every patient.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Just as the name implies, a dental or tooth bridge spans the gap of a missing tooth and attaches to the natural teeth on each side. It consists of two crowns on the teeth immediately next to the tooth gap and a prosthetic tooth customized to fit seamlessly with your natural teeth. The prosthetic tooth, or pontic, supports the function and shape of your teeth and mouth.
What Are the Benefits of Teeth Bridges?
Dental bridges improve the quality of life of our Placerville patients in the following ways:
- More affordable than dental implants
- Restore your ability to chew, eat and speak
- Keep your natural teeth properly aligned
- Preserve your facial structure
- Correct your bite force distribution, which protects your other teeth from damage due to uneven or excess pressure
- Restore your smile and self-esteem
The Dental Bridge Procedure
The process of installing a dental bridge starts with a consultation with Dr. Ngo and his team. He will advise you on the best dental treatment for your particular issues. This dental procedure requires at least two visits to the dental clinic.
During the first visit, Dr. Ngo preps the two teeth on either side of the gap and takes dental impressions. The dental molds ensure that your bridge anchors seamlessly in your mouth. Dr. Ngo sets a temporary bridge in place until the dental lab fabricates the permanent one.
At your next appointment, we check the fit of your bridge. Sometimes, minor adjustments are necessary for a perfect fit. When you are comfortable with the look and feel of your bridge, Dr. Ngo cements it into place.
Maintenance and Aftercare
Some people report difficulty eating and speaking as they adjust to the placement of their new bridge. This sensation is temporary and usually subsides within a few days.
With proper care and oral hygiene, dental bridges can have a life span of 15 years or more. Your bridge’s longevity relies heavily on the health of the supporting teeth on either side of your prosthetic tooth. With good oral health, your bridge will provide continued support for years to come.
Contact Pacific Street Dental clinic for high-quality dental bridges in Placerville, CA. Please call us at 530-622-4188 or fill out our contact form today to set up an appointment today and get your beautiful smile back on track. Learn more about our dental crowns service.