A bridge connects two things, often over some gap. When you drive, a bridge connects two land masses over a body of water. In dentistry, a dental bridge can do the same thing. It can be the perfect replacement for your missing teeth. In a very real way, it reconnects your teeth, so there’s no gap or missing space. That being said, there are many different kinds of dental bridges available. Dr. Mobasser will walk you through the options should a bridge be the right plan for you. In this blog, we’ll go over some of the most common kinds of bridges for your teeth, as well as who they work best with.
Cosmetic Dental Bridges in Los Angeles with Dr. Anthony Mobasser
We offer this blog so that you know more about a dental bridge before you come in. That said, don’t feel like you have to study something. We take great pride in helping patients to figure out the right plan for them and their needs. That means when you come in here, we sit down with you to figure out the perfect way forward for your treatment. Dr. Mobasser lays out your options in clear, easy-to-understand detail, so you’re informed and ultimately empowered. We’ve found that the better informed a patient is, the better decisions they can make for their health. That’s true not just on the day they’re diagnosed but in the future.
What Is A Conventional Dental Bridge?
These dental bridges earn their name: the ones most people get. When people think of a dental bridge, and an image comes to mind, it is typically these conventional bridges. They’re often referred to as the “gold standard” for a dental bridge, and they certainly are, at least when they’re done by Dr. Mobasser they are. That being said, it is important to note that they require preparation on the anchoring teeth. With that, however, they fully cover the anchor teeth to hold the missing teeth in place. Fabricated with porcelain fused to gold or metal, they provided predictable, steady results.
What Is A Cantilever Bridge?
You may have read the above paragraph and thought: “wait a minute. What if I don’t have any teeth adjacent to the tooth/teeth that are missing?” That’s where these bridges come in. These kinds of bridges should only be placed by an expert like Dr. Mobasser, as their use should be judicious at most. These bridges will be ineffective without healthy abutment teeth holding the missing teeth. However, when used properly, these bridges can help someone missing a tooth or several teeth have the smile they’ve always wanted.
What Is A Maryland Dental Bridge?
A more conservative choice than a conventional dental bridge, they focus primarily on conserving tooth structure. The upsides to these bridges are that they require minuscule to no tooth structure removal from the anchor teeth. Perhaps better still, these bridges rarely cause discomfort or increased sensitivity. However, the downside to these bridges is that they can be dislodged or even come out. On top of that, these are not permanent solutions. Indeed, they typically last between three to five years. Should you want them for longer than that, Dr. Mobasser can help. To his credit, he has made Maryland bridges that last for more than fifteen years.
An even more conservative bridge than the last, these are the right bridges for people who have adjacent teeth with large fillings. Alternately, Dr. Mobasser prescribes these bridges for patients who don’t want any (or the smallest amount) of tooth structure to be removed, period. These bridges can be very effective for such patients. However, they do require a bit of testing ahead of time. For example, Dr. Mobasser or one of his associates has to evaluate a patient’s clenching and grinding to ensure they’re the right candidate for this bridge.
One other bridge we help people with here is the “ceramic” or “all-porcelain” bridge. These are temporary dental bridges and are utilized mainly for restoring missing teeth for a brief time. It’s often used for only one or two teeth. This is a very “stop-gap” solution that can do the job for a brief period.
Of course, cosmetic dental bridges are just one of the services we provide here at the Celebrity Dentist. If you think you are a candidate for a dental bridge, call us at (310) 550-0383 to schedule a free consultation. Dr. Mobasser or one of us will meet with you, review your situation, and figure out how to move forward. Additionally, you can schedule that meeting with us by going to our website.
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