A dental bridge is a restoration process that replaces one or several missing teeth. It extends across an area that has no teeth and is made up of an artificial tooth fused between 2 crowns. The bridge is permanently held in place by your own teeth on each side of the missing ones or by dental implants.
There are several types of dental bridges. Your Tijuana Dentist will recommend the most appropriate one depending on the location of the missing tooth and the condition of your teeth, mouth and gums. Normal bridges are used if there are natural teeth on each side of the gap where the tooth is missing. If you don’t have healthy teeth or enough teeth to support a bridge, or when several or all teeth are missing, implant bridges are used.
With proper care dental bridges should generally last for about 10 years or longer. Just like natural teeth, bridges need to be brushed and flossed on a daily basis, several times a day. Your dentist in Tijuana will show you how to floss under and around middle of the bridge. Regular dental visits and professional cleanings are also important. If you have an implant bridge, your dentist will show you how to properly care for them.
Call today to schedule your appointment, and a friendly dental professional will give you all the information you need about getting dental bridges in Tijuana.