When we have lost, cracked, or otherwise weakened teeth, our overall bite can suffer. Not only can eating and speaking be impacted, it can lead to further damage if left untreated. Dental crowns & bridges in Mission Valley at Vaheed Bayette DDS are just a few of the ways our team is ready to help you.
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is used to fill the space where you’ve lost a tooth. A dental bridge consists of two crowns connected by a prosthetic tooth known as a pontic. By attaching to the teeth on either side of a missing tooth, they quite literally bridge the gap where your missing tooth once was. With proper care, dental bridges can last over a decade.
What is the procedure for a dental bridge?
The procedure for getting a dental bridge is much like getting a dental crown. The two teeth that will receive crowns are shaved down and prepared for their crowns.
A mold is then taken and sent off to the lab for your custom bridge to be created. Once the bridge is completed, your expert dentist will have you back in to permanently cement it into place. If you are interested in getting dental crowns & bridges in Mission Valley, contact our office to set up your first consultation.