Thinking About Bridges?
Consult with Our Top-Rated Dentist in Ventura County
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.
“Smiling at the world”Dr Mark , Stephanie, Molly, Rebecca, and Gabby have given me my life back. It's been two weeks and I have had so many people tell me how happy I look. I cannot say enough about how comfortable Dr Mark and Team made me feel through a very difficult time. Proffesional and compassionate is how I would describe this group- Caroline Holland
“Excellent Dentist!”I recently went to Dr. Mark for a broken molar repair. Upon arrival I was impressed with the updated office and it's sterile feel. Dr. Mark took my impressions and decided what to do for the repair. The procedure was efficient, painless, and the tooth repair turned out absolutely perfect! Dr. Mark is a very nice guy and easy to talk to as well which makes the whole process even better! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great dentist.- TJ Schau
“Best Dentist”“I feel so fortunate and blessed to have Dr. Weitzman as my dentist. He truly is one of a kind. When you are looking for an excellent dentist, you can't go wrong with choosing Dr. Weitzman. You will be ever grateful you did...”- Carey Ann
“Great guy, great dentist”Great guy, great dentist. Dr. Mark does a fabulous job and I would highly recommend him to anyone.- Chris Van Son
“Best Hygienist”Hi Mark, your hygienist is great. VERY good bedside manner; was sensitive to my sensitivities with regard to those hook things" she uses to scrape plaque. Let's get together over this implant issue. No hurry, and sooner the better, huh? Would you ask someone there to email me an estimate for the work still to be done, please. We're in our "slow" time, and Vic is asking that we pay some meager attention to budgeting, so...Thanks, and have a great vacation.- Ren Adam
“Friendly competent service.”Friendly staff. All were competent and made for a comfortable visit. X-rays and deep teeth cleaning was as painless as it could possibly be.- Mike Alesso
“Immediate Attention”Had a toothache.....Called and was seen on the same day. It happened to be his day off. But he brought me in. Office staff and Dr.Weitzman were very nice. Looking for a new dentist (mine retired) and we will be back. Thank you for getting me in.- Lisa F.
“Dr. Weitzman and his staff truly care about their patients”Dr. Weitzman and his staff truly care about their patients. They are genuine, caring, and show it in many ways. They will do anything to help take care of you.- Jennifer W.