Dental Bridges at Center for Implant Dentistry, Fremont
I am here to tell you how skilled and capable Dr. Sam Jain was in rebuilding my mouth. He has all the latest equipment and a very clean work area. The consultation was up front in what had to be done to rebuild my mouth. How he was paid was not an issue. He was just concerned about doing the best job for his patient. Bone grafts were done to build up the bone where the implants were to be placed. Without a good foundation the final product will not work. A sinus lift was done but only after as it was clearly visible from the cat scans that my sinus had cleared up. He would not go to the next step unless everything is healed. I am very pleased with his work and his staff. I will return for future dental work because I feel fortunate to have such a caring person as my dentist and one who takes such pride in his work.
- James B
If you have a gap in your smile, we highly recommend filling it with a quality dental restoration. Missing teeth have implications far beyond appearance. Structural changes such as drifting teeth and bone deterioration can have a negative effect on your oral health. Additionally, the gap will affect your speech and chewing ability. A dental bridge is an excellent way to replace a missing tooth.
TRADITIONAL DENTAL BRIDGES
The bridge restoration literally bridges the gap in your smile. Many people choose to replace a missing tooth with the fixed bridge, which consists of two dental crowns with a false tooth (pontic) between them, all of which are bonded together to create one piece. This restoration is made in a dental lab from specifications and a model of teeth sent by our office. The customized bridge is typically ready for placement in about ten days, at which time the crowns are affixed to the teeth on either side of the gap.
We understand the importance of a functional, attractive smile. You will be fitted with a temporary bridge to wear while your permanent restoration is created. By wearing a temporary, you will be able to eat, speak, laugh, and smile normally as you wait for your final bridge to be placed. When your new bridge is ready, we will schedule your next appointment and the bridge will be permanently cemented to the abutment teeth.
It may take a short time to adjust to the feeling of the bridge. During this time, you may want to consume a diet of softer foods that are easy to chew. As the muscles in your mouth adapt to the new appliance, you may add in more dense, chewy foods.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED BRIDGES
Although we offer traditional bridges and other general dental services, dental implant treatment is the heart of our practice. This is the only tooth replacement technique that preserves the jawbone. Additionally, implants are more conservative than a traditional bridge because there is no need to alter healthy teeth. An implant-supported bridge may be recommended for patients who are missing several teeth. For a single tooth, one implant topped with a specially designed crown is used. Our team of highly skilled, experienced professionals can complete every stage of the procedure right here in our office.
Center for Implant Dentistry is known for creating gorgeous, healthy smiles. Whether you choose a traditional bridge or an implant-supported restoration, it will be designed to blend flawlessly with your other teeth and serve you for many years. Call us atÂ (510) 338-4490 to schedule a visit in which you can learn about your options for tooth replacement.