DENTAL BRIDGES LOS ANGELES | TOOTH REPLACEMENT
In the Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Brentwood areas, Dr. David Schlang, provides state-of-the-art dental bridges, including same day CEREC crowns and bridges, and implant supported bridges.
WHAT IS A DENTAL BRIDGE?
A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic that is cemented on to teeth or implants, adjacent to missing teeth. Missing teeth can lead to movement and shifting of other teeth and lead to an imbalance in the bite.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DENTAL BRIDGES?
Traditional Bridge -This type of bridge anchors to teeth that are adjacent to the missing teeth. They must be shaped and prepared for what is basically a crown that connects to a prosthetic tooth that replaces the teeth that are missing.
Implant Supported Bridge – This type of bridge can be attached to anywhere from 2 to 6 or more implants, depending on how many teeth are being replaced, whether its three or the entire arch.
Maryland Bridge – A Maryland Bridge is basically a crown with ‘wings’ which are bonded to the adjacent teeth.
Inlay/Onlay Bridge – This Type of bridge is similar to a traditional bridge, except the anchor points are inlays or onlays instead of full crowns
IS AN IMPLANT BETTER THAN A BRIDGE?
It is always better to conserve natural teeth whenever possible, so if adequate bone is present for the implant, not considering the expense, an Implant would be a better choice placing a bridge.
HOW LONG DOES A DENTAL BRIDGE LAST?
The lifespan of a bridge is related to many factors such as proper placement of the bridge, patient care, para functional habits, proper use or selection of materials.