A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges and we will discuss the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Bridges are used for:
• Filling space of missing teeth
• Maintaining facial shape
• Preventing teeth from drifting out of position
• Restore chewing and speaking ability
• Restore your smile
• Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance
Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
Please feel free to contact us for further information about bridges.
Dr. Kim Turchi D.D.S
23441 Madison Street, Suite 210
Torrance, CA 90505
Telephone: 310. 373 2100