Thinking About Bridges?

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Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is a prosthetic device made of materials such as porcelain, gold, or alloy, and will be attached to the gum line or nearby teeth to anchor the device. It is often considered to be a more cost-effective and durable alternative to other forms of tooth replacement. Because it is implanted directly onto your gum line, there is no need for you to constantly remove the device for cleaning, as is true with a partial denture.

Some of the other benefits that dental bridges offer include:

  • Smile restoration
  • Easier time chewing and speaking
  • Improve face shape
  • Better overall dental health

Our top-rated dentist in all of Ventura County can give you a complete and thorough initial examination. If bridges have been recommended from another oral care provider, Dr. Weitzman is more than happy to answer all of your questions and address your concerns. He has been creating beautiful smiles since 1991, so you can trust that you will be in good hands. Not to mention, Dr. Weitzman was even named a “Top Dentist in Ventura County” in 2012 and 2013.

Understanding the Different Types of Dental Bridges

When it comes to dental bridges, there are three main categories: traditional bridges, cantilever bridges and Maryland bonded bridges. Each can be used to address different dental issues.

  • Traditional bridges: a traditional bridge can be used to replace a missing tooth by creating a crown for the tooth or placing an implant on either side of the missing tooth.
  • Cantilever bridges: a cantilever bridge can be used when there is only one tooth next to the missing tooth. They are not recommended for use in the back of the mouth.
  • Maryland bonded bridges: a Maryland bonded bridge can be used to replace a missing tooth by using metal or porcelain wings that bond to existing, adjacent teeth.

Mark Weitzman D.D.S. Can Take Care of Your Dental Needs

We understand that you may some anxiety about getting work done, which is why patient comfort is always our number one priority. Our office offers "dentistry while you sleep," allowing you to have your bridge implant completed while you are asleep. As a master ceramist, Dr. Mark Weitzman strives to create the most natural-looking and highest quality tooth replacements.

Get in touch with us! You can find out more about how bridges can benefit you and discuss your specific dental needs with Dr. Weitzman in your free consultation.

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