Are you missing one or more teeth in your smile but you’re nervous about the invasive techniques of a dental implant treatment? If so, consider replacing your teeth with a dental bridge in Lakeport, California. A dental bridge is a dental appliance that contains a replacement tooth with a dental crown on each end. Eventually, it will anchor onto the remaining natural teeth on both sides of the gap in your mouth. There are many things your dental bridge can do to help you have the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve:
-Help you properly chew and talk
-Restore and repair your smile by replacing your missing teeth
-Keep your remaining natural teeth in place, which will help prevent orthodontic issues
-Maintain and preserve the shape of your face and your many facial features
-Strengthen your bite by adding the needed force
Luckily, these wonderful benefits can be achieved in a simple, effective, and painless process. During your first appointment, Dr. Paul Vartabedian will prepare the surrounding teeth that act as anchors for the dental bridge. Your dentist will prepare those teeth by shaving their enamel to make them a bit thinner. This will help the bridge fit tightly over the teeth. When the teeth are the proper size and shape, he will make impressions of the abutments (which are the shaved teeth) and the surrounding teeth and will send those impressions to a professional dental lab. While you wait for your new bridge to be made perfectly for your smile, your dentist will place temporary crowns over the abutments to keep them safe.
During your second appointment, Dr. Paul Vartabedian will remove your temporary crowns and will assess the fit and function of your new bridge. If the bridge fits perfectly in your mouth and does a proper job of performing daily tasks, your dentist will cement it into place.
If you have any questions or if you would like to see if a dental bridge is the right tooth-replacement option for you, please call Paul Vartabedian, DDS at 707-263-1496 and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be happy to meet with you, answer your questions, and see if a dental bridge is right for you!