Missing one or more teeth is common for many people.
Smile Haus is proud to provide dental bridges in West Hills, CA. Call 818-348-6068 to learn more or schedule your appointment.
If one or more teeth are missing or failing, a dental bridge is an excellent solution. Anchored to either the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants, a dental bridge is both aesthetic and highly functional, allowing you to smile and eat with confidence.
We are partnered with a world class dental lab near our office. We strongly believe that lab-created bridges are superior in quality to bridges milled in-house, and professionals from the lab are available to visit with you chairside if needed.
What to Expect from a Dental Bridge
Dental bridges come in four basic types. We will help you decide which one is right for you. Exactly how the process unfolds depends on which type of bridge you select.
Traditional Dental Bridge
This is the simplest and most common type of bridge. Crowns are attached to the natural teeth at each end of the run of missing teeth, creating a strong and durable support structure. The disadvantage is that we must remove healthy tooth structure to prepare the teeth for the crowns.
This type of bridge is not as stable as other bridges, but it can be highly useful in certain situations. Instead of being supported at both ends, the bridge is anchored by a crown at just one end. This makes the bridge function like a lever, putting additional forces on the supporting tooth and raising the risk of fracture.
A Maryland bridge is anchored on a metal structure that is cemented to the backs of the teeth, preserving the healthy tooth structure and lowering the risks of damage to the supporting teeth. However, this type of bridge does not cope as well with biting and chewing forces as a traditional bridge.
Implant Supported Bridge
An implant supported bridge is the best option for those missing three or more teeth in a row. The bridge is secured to dental implants rather than the natural teeth, providing a strong, long-lasting, highly aesthetic restoration that does not put any other teeth at risk.
Call 818-348-6068 to learn more or schedule your appointment.