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Bridges

Sunset Oak Dental offers professional dental bridges to the Rocklin and Roseville, California area.

Missing teeth affect your smile and your social interaction. They alter the way you eat and speak, and they can negatively effect the alignment of your remaining teeth. Replacing your tooth, or teeth, is vital when it comes to maintaining your proper mouth functions. In this case, a bridge tends to be one of the best options available.

Types of Bridges:

A bridge is a link, or a connection between two fixed structures. A dental bridge is similar in that it attaches the restorative teeth (bridge) to your natural teeth on either side of the gap. The bridge acts as your new tooth, or teeth, and effectively restores your natural smile and your confidence. The support structure of the bridge is often made of gold or metal, but the finishing touches are done by fusing a porcelain “tooth” to the secured foundation. This ensures both the natural look and the normal function of the mouth.

Consider these three types of bridges:

  • Traditional bridges tend to be the most common of the three bridges and are constructed of porcelain fused to a metal support structure, or ceramics. This type of bridge creates a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic between them.
  • A cantilever bridge is used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
  • A Maryland bonded bridge, also referred to as a resin-bonded bridge, or Maryland bridge, is made of porcelain teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on either side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.

About the Procedure:

We begin this procedure by preparing your natural teeth, or abutments. Next we shape the abutment teeth so the ends of your bridge fit comfortably on each one. We then take an impression of the area. This impression is sent to our lab, and your new restoration is crafted. While your new tooth is created, we provide you with a temporary restoration; the temporary restoration resembles your natural teeth, allowing you to continue your daily life without worrying about a missing or non-matching tooth, or teeth.

Stage two of this process is the placement of your final restoration. The new bridge is now fitted comfortably into your mouth, with every effort used to ensure the new bridge feels just like your natural teeth. Finally, we cement the bridge into your mouth, leaving you with both the permanence and the look of a beautifully restored smile.

We are happy to serve Rocklin and Roseville with the latest dentist services, techniques and equipment.  Contact our office to book your consultation appointment today!