An Introduction to Dental Bridges

If you’ve lost a permanent tooth because of oral trauma or periodontal disease, don’t worry; there is a solution! Among many possibilities, your dentist, Dr. Paul L. Evans might call for a dental bridge. Here’s an introduction on this wonderful invention:

A dental bridge is custom-made, dental appliance made of durable porcelain consisting of a pontic (i.e. false tooth) and two crowns (tooth-shaped coverings for weak teeth) that serve as anchors.

Depending on your needs and desires, you might choose a fixed or removable dental bridge. Fixed bridges are anchored to your mouth with biocompatible posts as a form of a dental implant. Removable bridges are anchored through metal clasps and can be taken out and cleaned. Fixed bridges tend to be more popular, but Dr. Paul L. Evans can advise you on the best option for you.

The average life of a dental bridge is 5-7 years. However, if you care for it well, bridge can last up to 10 years.

A dental bridge will both make it easier to chew your food and pronounce your words more clearly. They function just as if you had your natural tooth back.

Interested in getting a dental bridge? Call us at 530.273.4442 in Grass Valley, California today and restore your smile to its former glory.

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