Dental Bridge

Dental Bridge Huntington Park

Dental bridges are oral prosthetic devices that bridge the gap left from one or more missing teeth. When a dental bridge is placed, it is cemented so it provides an anchor for teeth or crowns and supports either side of the missing tooth. A pontic is a replacement tooth that fills in the empty space. There are several types of bridges that can be used, such as:

  • Traditional fixed bridges: These types of bridges contain one or more pontics, which are held in place by dental crowns on either side of the missing tooth.
  • Cantilever bridges: Cantilever bridges are cemented to only one tooth, which is adjacent to the missing tooth.
  • Maryland dental bridges: These types of bridges are cemented to two natural adjacent teeth.
  • Implant-supported bridges: Implant-supported bridges contain dental implants that support the bridge, allowing it to hold its position. 

Because there are four main types of bridges, your dentist will help you determine which is the best option for your particular case. 

If you have a missing or damaged tooth, whether it is from an injury, medical condition, or natural causes, it is imperative that you replace or repair it as soon as possible because it can lead to further complications. Luckily, dental bridges make a great option for patients who want to restore their smile. Although a missing tooth can be an unsightly empty space, it goes far beyond just a cosmetic issue. There is often pain associated with a missing tooth, such as pain when chewing, discomfort in your jaw, and other issues that can affect your bite. If you are in need of a dental bridge, then feel free to contact our team at the Dental Community Clinic to find out if it is right for you. Our team specializes in restorative oral care, and takes great pride in preserving our patients’ smiles.

Dental Bridge Placement

When it comes to the placement of a dental bridge, it does not require any type of surgical procedure. Therefore, patients are awake throughout the entire treatment. However, some patients may be nervous about the thought of the procedure, so your dentist can provide a mild form of sedation to help patients feel at ease. In addition, there will be numbing with local anesthetic, which involves the dentist to inject medication directly into the gums. Prior to the injection, your dentist will proving topical numbing jelly to reduce any discomfort you may feel from the shot. 

As for the first step of dental bridge placement, your dentist will take imprints and measurements of your mouth, which ensures that the bridge will fit appropriately. It is essential for your dental bridge to fit properly, so it is not uncomfortable. In order for an imprint and measurement to be taken, your dentist will have you bite down on a soft piece of material. Your dentist may provide temporary crowns if needed while your custom dental bridge is being made. During the procedure itself, the temporary crowns will be removed in order to place the cement that anchors the bridge.

At the Dental Community Clinic, we have experience in thousands of dental bridges Huntington Park procedures. We can help you preserve your natural smile. Give us a call today for more information or to schedule an appointment for a dental bridge Huntington Park.

Pain Level of Dental Bridges

Throughout the procedure, you should not feel any pain due to the local anesthetic being administered. But because you have to keep your mouth open for some time during the procedure, you may feel soreness in your jaw. However, over-the-counter pain medicine can help alleviate any soreness or discomfort. You may also use an ice pack to help alleviate any soreness or discomfort.

Recovery of Dental Bridges

Luckily, the recovery period for dental bridges is very minimal. The majority of patients adapt to the bridge very easily; however, if there is any discomfort in your mouth, then your dentist can provide an adjustment, which will help eliminate any pain. As for eating, most patients can eat normally once the dental bridge has been placed.

Contact Us for a Dental Bridge Huntington Park

To get the best treatment for dental bridges, feel free to contact our team for more information or to schedule an appointment. We can assure you that we will provide the best treatment and service for all of our patients.

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Our office is equipped with the latest and most advanced technology and we are prepared to offer the best level of care and treatment by our experienced dentists and staff.

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2505 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90033

Huntington Park

2771 E Florence Ave, Huntington Park, CA, 90255
(323) 835-6123
(323) 835-6502

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