Bridging the gap in your smile
If missing teeth are causing a gap in your smile your best solution might just be a dental bridge. A bridge is a natural-looking dental device custom-made to fill that gap while preserving the alignment of your teeth.
Dr. Feryal Alidadi has advanced training in many areas of dentistry, including the placement of dental bridges. She also has decades of hands-on experience and has successfully placed hundreds of bridges during that time. Let Dr. Alidadi bridge that gap in your smile just like she’s done for so many of her patients over the last 20 years.
You’ll find that Dr. Alidadi’s bridges are very affordable. She keeps her prices quite reasonable, has great financing options and accepts most insurance plans.
How does a dental bridge work?
A bridge is comprised of two supporting teeth and one or two porcelain teeth to fill the gap. These two supporting teeth can be crowned natural teeth or dental implants. Dr. Alidadi uses high-grade, durable porcelain bridges. She’ll make sure your bridge looks completely natural, that it is correctly placed and that it will last a long time.
Bridges can be an affordable solution to replacing missing teeth. Even if you have a missing tooth people don’t see very often, getting that gap filled can be very important to both your chewing function and to your overall oral health. Spaces in your mouth from missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift, lead to bite and/or jaw problems and can contribute to gum disease and bone loss, too.
Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants
Because a dental bridge requires two supporting teeth to hold it in place, if the tooth next to the missing tooth (or teeth) is a healthy natural tooth, it would be better to use implants. This is a more conservative solution because the unnecessary cutting of healthy teeth to place the bridge is avoided.
An added benefit of using implants over bridges is that an implant preserves the bone structure of your jaw just like a natural tooth does. This means less receding bone and greater facial support.
An implant-supported bridge is another option to replace missing teeth. Bridges unlike dentures are permanently fixed in place and act a lot like your natural teeth. And, unlike dentures, bridges are usually made of porcelain and not acrylic.
A bridge supported by implants is an alternative if you have missing teeth or are going to need to have teeth extracted. Costs for several implants to replace every failed tooth can be greatly reduced with implant-supported bridges. If you have three to four missing teeth, for example, a bridge can be created by placing two implants and using them to anchor that bridge.