What is a Tooth Bridge?
As the name implies, a tooth bridge is a dental appliance used when teeth are missing. It is made up of two or more crowns that are anchored onto the remaining natural teeth on either side of the gap. The artificial teeth are attached to the crowns and fill in the missing spaces.
Who Might Need a Tooth Bridge?
A tooth bridge is a viable option for anyone who has one or more missing teeth. Whether the gap is from an injury, decay, or gum disease, a tooth bridge can restore the function and appearance of your teeth.
Dental Issues That Could Require Emergency Dental Care
- Toothache or sever dental pain
- Broken or chipped tooth
- Lost or knocked out tooth
- Swelling or infection in the mouth or jaw
- A lost or losse orthodontic appliance (such as a bracket or wire)
- Trauma or injury to the moth or jaw
- Abscess or pus-filled pocket on the gums
- A broken or lost dental restoration (such as a filling or crown)
- Gum bleeding that doesn't stop
Signs You Might Need a Tooth Bridge
- You have one or more missing teeth.
- You have difficulty chewing or speaking.
- Your remaining teeth have shifted.
- You feel self-conscious about your smile.
- You have experienced gum disease or tooth decay.
Interesting Tooth Bridge Statistics
- 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay.1
- More than 30 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws.2
- The Centers for Disease and Prevention reports that 13% of adults aged 65-74 have lost all their teeth, and 26% of adults aged 75 and older have lost all of their teeth.3
More than 30 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one
or both jaws
or both jaws
of adults aged 35-44 have lost at least one permanent
of adults aged 65-74 have lost all their teeth
Why Choose La Jolla Village Smiles Dentistry and Implants for Your Tooth Bridge?
Here at La Jolla Village Smiles Dentistry and Implants we are committed to you. Our experienced team of dental professionals practices the latest techniques and applies advanced technology to ensure top-quality, personalized dental care. We understand no two dental bridges are the same, just like your smile. We offer a range of tooth bridge solutions: traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bridges, to treat your specific needs. To schedule a consultation, please call at 858-272-2260.
Expert Dental Team for Tooth Bridges
At La Jolla Village Smiles Dentistry and Implants, our experienced dental team provides high-quality dental bridges for patients in La Jolla. Using state-of-the-art technology and materials, we offer custom-made bridges for teeth that are missing due to injury, decay, or gum disease.
Trusted Dental Bridges
Replace missing teeth and restore your smile with a dental bridge. Our custom-made prosthetic device is anchored to your remaining teeth or implants, providing a functional and aesthetic solution for your dental needs.
If you're missing one or more teeth, a tooth bridge from La Jolla Village Smiles Dentistry and Implants in La Jolla may be the solution for you. Our experienced dental team offers affordable and personalized tooth bridge options that can restore the function and appearance of your teeth. Call us today to book an appointment and take the first step towards a healthy and complete smile.
Tooth Bridge FAQs
How long does a tooth bridge last?
Tooth bridges can last for 5-15 years or even longer with proper care.
Are tooth bridges painful
The procedure for placing a tooth bridge is not painful, but some people may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure.
How do I care for my tooth bridge?
You should brush and floss your tooth bridge regularly, just as you would your natural teeth.
Can I eat normally with a tooth bridge?
Yes, a tooth bridge should not prevent you from eating normally.
How much does a tooth bridge cost?
The cost of a tooth bridge can vary depending on the type of bridge and other factors. We offer competitive pricing and will provide you with a detailed estimate before the procedure.
1Gaviria, L. (2014). Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Current Trends in Dental Implants, 40(2), 44–99. https://doi.org/10.5125/issn.2234-7550
2Dentistry, A. A. of I. (n.d.). About dental implants. AAID. Retrieved April 14, 2023, from https://www.aaid.com/about/Press_Room/History_and_Background.html
3Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021, May 5). Oral Health for Older Americans. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved April 14, 2023, from https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/basics/adult-oral health/adult_older.htm