Teeth that have been severely damaged, suffered extensive decay or experienced trauma may not be able to be saved. When a tooth is lost or extracted, it leaves a space behind that can increase the vulnerability of the remaining teeth. Those teeth may be more likely to suffer from decay or shift out of alignment, and gum disease can begin to develop in and around the remaining gap. Our North Hollywood dental bridges specialist can use dental bridges to restore the missing tooth, improve function and protect the health of the remaining teeth.
Dental bridges are generally supported by dental crowns. They span the gap between two teeth and can maintain a proper bite and alignment. If you are a candidate for a dental bridge, our specialist for dental bridges in North Hollywood first prepares your teeth. The teeth that will support the bridge will need to be carefully shaped and contoured in order to ensure a proper fit. A dental mold will be used to create a perfect match for your teeth. Temporary crowns and bridges may be placed to protect your prepared teeth while the laboratory makes your new bridge.
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When your new bridge is finished, you will return and our North Hollywood dental bridges specialist will permanently bond it to your prepared teeth. Good dental hygiene and proper care can help you protect your new bridge and maintain good dental health. Brush your teeth twice daily, and floss daily. You may need to use a special flossing tool made especially for dental bridges so that you can keep the teeth and gums around the bridge clean and healthy.
Our expert in dental bridges in North Hollywood can use dental bridges to provide stability, prevent shifting and restore the aesthetics and function of your smile. If you have lost a tooth to decay, damage, gum disease or trauma, our dentist in North Hollywood can help you learn more about your tooth replacement options.