Dental Bridges San Francisco
Our San Francisco dental bridges experts place bridges in a two-step process. In the first step, the adjacent teeth are prepared to support the crown. To guide construction of the bridge and crown, impressions of the teeth are taken. Patients wear a temporary crown until bridge placement to prevent damage and tooth sensitivity in the meantime. Finally, the new bridge is checked for proper fit before being bonded into place permanently with dental cement.
Candidates for dental bridges should still have enough teeth to stabilize the number of bridges they seek. In cases where patients are missing most or all of their teeth, our experts in dental bridges in San Francisco may recommend another form of tooth replacement, such as traditional dentures or dental implants.
Bridges can last for many years with proper at-home care and regular check-ups. Because bridges do have minimal hardware above the gum line, they require the use of special hygiene instruments for use alongside standard brushing and flossing. Patients who receive bridges enjoy restored abilities to chew, speak, and eat normally. By scheduling a consultation with our dentist in San Francisco patients can learn more about dental bridges and their benefits.
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