If you have recently lost a tooth, you may notice that it is harder to properly speak and to chew. And if you have lost several teeth, you may even find that your facial structure has been altered. Whether it is for one tooth or several teeth, a dental bridge can easily restore your mouth to its natural shape and feel. The placement of a dental bridge can usually be done in as little as two visits to the dentist.
On your first visit, our expert in dental bridges in Beverly Hills will prepare your teeth for the bridge. Crowns will need to be placed on the teeth that are located on either side of the gap. Part of the enamel from these teeth will need to be removed in order to fit the crowns. These teeth will then be able to support the bridge. Once the crowns are fit, an impression of your teeth is made in order to design the bridge. You will then be given a temporary bridge until your next visit.
On your next visit, our Beverly Hills dentist will place your permanent bridge. Dental bridges can be made of gold, alloys, or porcelain. With proper care, a dental bridge should last for five to fifteen years. You will especially want to make sure that the teeth supporting the bridge are kept clean, because if these teeth develop cavities, the bridge may not hold for as long as it normally would with proper care.