Bridges Specialist

Orange Coast Dental Specialty

Dental Implant Specialist, Prosthodontists & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Huntington Beach, CA

If you have ever experienced a missing tooth, you know just how much it can impact your oral health, as well as your self-confidence. Fortunately, dental bridges are a simple way to replace missing teeth and restore your confidence. Arman Dayan, DDS, and Xuan Yue, DDS, lead the team at Orange Coast Dental Specialty in Huntington Beach, California, and have extensive experience installing same-day dental bridges helping you get back to the things that they love. To learn more, call the office or book online today to schedule your first appointment with the dedicated dental team.

Bridges Q & A

What is a dental bridge?

In today’s modern world of dentistry, there are numerous ways to replace missing teeth, each with their own applications, advantages, and disadvantages. A dental bridge is a dental procedure that serves to use the existing nearby teeth to anchor a replacement tooth in place. 

During the procedure, dental crowns are placed on the two teeth on opposite sides of the missing tooth. These crowns are attached to a replacement tooth, holding it firmly in place. With this design, it is easy to see where a dental bridge gets its name, as the replacement tooth literally bridges the gap between the two surrounding teeth. Orange Coast Dental Specialty utilizes advanced CEREC® technology to provide same-day installation of dental bridges, crowns, and veneers, helping you have fewer trips to the dentist and saving valuable time. 

What are the advantages of a dental bridge?

The confidence that comes along with knowing that you have a bright and beautiful smile is priceless. When you are missing a tooth, it can be easy to feel embarrassed about your smile, leading to social anxiety. A dental bridge can serve to alleviate this anxiety, restoring your beautiful smile and your confidence along with it. In addition, bridges can serve to:

  • Help you chew properly
  • Help you speak properly
  • Prevent other teeth from shifting out of place
  • Keep the shape of your face
  • Keep your bite in alignment

As you can see, aesthetics aside, there are many reasons why it’s important to replace a missing tooth. The team at Orange Coast Dental Specialty will work with you to create a plan of care that meets your needs. 

How long should my dental bridge last?

As with your regular teeth, the longevity and health of your dental bridge will depend in large part on how well you care for your oral hygiene. Proper brushing and flossing are important to prevent the build-up of plaque. With proper care, bridges can last up to 15 years, and sometimes even longer. It is also important to get regular checkups with the team at Orange Coast Dental Specialty to ensure the health of the dental bridge and the surrounding teeth. 

To learn more about dental bridges and how they can help to restore your smile, call the office or book online today to schedule your first appointment with the team at Orange Coast Dental Specialty.

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