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Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a restorative appliance designed to "bridge" the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Most bridges consist of two crowns for the teeth that sit on both sides of the gap (abutment teeth), and a “pontic tooth” (a false tooth that is made of gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials) that sits between the abutment teeth. Supported by natural teeth or implants and cemented into the abutment teeth, this dental appliance cannot be removed by the patient. The result of a dental bridge application is a strengthened tooth that the patient can chew with and use normally.

Dental bridges offer vast functional and aesthetic benefits. This type of restorative dental procedure can:

  • Enhance your smile
  • Provide you with the ability to chew and speak properly
  • Help to aesthetically maintain and/or reshape your face
  • Prevent malpositioning of the remaining teeth
  • Provide greater strength and stability in your bite

There are three types of dental bridges that may be applied: traditional fixed, resin-bonded, and cantilever. Dr. Harin Shodhan or Dr. Keyur Shodhan will determine which one will best suit your particular dental needs. During your appointment with either of our general dentistry practitioners, you will also have the opportunity to share your concerns regarding this restorative appliance.

Just like many dental treatments and procedures, the success of this procedure is based on several factors, such as your commitment to maintaining good oral hygiene with at-home maintenance (brushing and flossing) and regular visits to the dentist.

 

If you would like to make an appointment with either of our dentists, please call (760) 251-2666. At Shodhan Dentistry, which is within close distance to Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and Coachella Valley, Dr. Harin Shodhan or Dr. Keyur Shodhan will determine the best solution for your particular condition.




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