Dental Bridges – West Hills, CA
Replace missing teeth using your available tooth structure. A dental bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is an effective treatment for restoring your smile and confidence.
Bridge types differ. Each is fabricated according to how it anchors to your adjacent teeth.
The crowned teeth that hold your dental bridge in place are called the abutment teeth. Pontics are the false tooth/teeth that fill the gap/gaps for your bridge treatment.
Your teeth pattern determines how your bridge is fabricated. Teeth on either side of the missing teeth are reduced in size to form a supportive abutment that holds your bridge securely in place.
The size, fit, alignment, and appearance of your bridge are designed to match your original teeth. Gold, porcelain fused to metal, or porcelain are used to create your new bridge.
Supportive (abutment) teeth are reduced in size depending on the materials used. And it's important to carefully clean and maintain your new bridge appliance.