When you’re missing teeth, when teeth fall out, it’s normal to not know what to do. However, Dr. Mobasser absolutely knows what to do. For many patients, dental bridges are the best way to replacing missing teeth. There are many different kinds of bridges, however. Each is made of different materials. As you might imagine, they have some factors in their favor and some downsides to them, too. In fact, that’s true of dental bridges just in general. In this blog, we’ll go over what dental bridges are why you might want to think about getting them. Additionally, we’ll cover some folks who dental bridges may not be perfect for.
Dr. Mobasser: Cosmetic Dentist in Los Angeles
In regards to the last sentence in the previous paragraph, it’s important to keep in mind that when you come to Dr. Mobasser’s, you don’t have to know what the right procedure is for your teeth. That’s what Dr. Mobasser and our entire staff are here for you. When you schedule a free consultation with us, we’ll evaluate your mouth, your teeth, your gums, your jaw, all of it. From there, we’ll figure out a plan of what’s best for you. We’ll lay out all of your options as well as some factors to take into consideration. That way, you can make the best decisions for you. We’ve found over the years that the more informed our customers are, the better decisions they tend to make for themselves going forward.
Why You May Want Dental Bridges
Perhaps the best reason to get dental bridges is that they don’t include any surgery. There’s nothing invasive about this procedure; in fact, it’s as non-invasive as you can imagine. That means that you don’t have to worry about anything being implanted into your mouth. No one’s cutting you putting some kind of foreign object into your body. In fact, with the rise of ceramic bridges, the entire procedure is not entirely bio-compatible. By that same topic, the procedure doesn’t take long, either. You can get a permanent bridge in roughly a week. Think about it: if you’re reading this now, in one week’s time, you could have completely replaced your missing teeth.
A Better, Brighter Look
Dr. Mobasser has been putting in dental bridges for a long time. He knows what to do to not only make sure that your teeth look as good as possible; he knows how to put in a dental bridge so it looks like it was one of your natural teeth since birth. So, Dr. Mobasser can make sure the new bridge resembles your natural tooth structure so perfectly; no one will ever be able to know that these bridges were added after the fact. Indeed, you can even ask for a “brighter” color, so that your teeth look a bit whiter than they may have ordinarily been.
Warding Off Disease
These bridges can also help with preventing or correcting bite problems. Bridges don’t just replace missing teeth; they can help keep other teeth from shifting around, too. Mobile teeth can cause bite interference as well as a host of other problems. Problems that start in your mouth don’t stay in your mouth, of course. When your mouth hurts, the rest of your body follows suit. A dental bridge can help to maintain balance throughout your mouth, gums, jaw, teeth and more.
The downsides to a dental bridge procedure start with the price. These can be more expensive than a dental crown or implant. The price of a dental bridge procedure can fluctuate quite a bit in regards to the work that is done. So, the location of the bridge in the patient’s mouth, how many teeth and bridges are involved as well as the health of the teeth in your mouth all help to determine the ultimate price of the procedure. Remember: bridges have to be placed on teeth that haven’t been compromised as well. So, that has to be added in. Additionally, the teeth that hold the bridge have to be reshaped and prepared. They actually have to be reshaped and prepared all around, not just from the front. So much goes into this procedure.
For many people facing missing teeth, dental bridges are absolutely the way to go. This procedure can help you to replace your missing teeth permanently, so you don’t have to worry about it ever again. That being said, for many folks, this won’t be the right procedure. The good news is: you don’t have to decide on your own. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. Dr. Mobasser or one of his associates will be happy to sit down with you and figure out the best way to make your teeth look better than ever. Just head to our site or give us a call at (310) 550-0383.