An estimated 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, reports the American College of Prosthodontics.
One of the most common treatments for missing teeth is called a dental bridge. Like the name implies, a dental bridge literally bridges the gap between two missing teeth, filling in the space. A special class of dentists called prosthodontists have received years of advanced training to create our La Mesa dental bridges and other dental prosthetics. Dr. Richard Feinberg is a prosthodontist who is considered the top dentist for providing dental bridges in the San Diego area.
Dental bridges involve creating a crown for the two teeth on either side of the gap made by the missing tooth or teeth. Then, false teeth are placed into the gap and anchored by the crowns.
The anchors for the dental bridge may be natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of the two. To decide what formation is best for you, Dr. Feinberg will carefully assess your dental health situation.
He will determine if the surrounding teeth have the structural integrity needed to serve as anchors for the bridge. Dr. Feinberg never relies on a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to dental bridges. Instead, he crafts a customized treatment plan that takes into account your unique dental needs.
When properly placed, a dental bridge looks nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth. False teeth may be made from alloys, porcelain, gold, or a mixture of these materials. The important part is that they must be durable enough to withstand normal wear and tear.
“Dr. Feinberg provides the best dental bridges La Mesa dentists can make, period! My bridge looks so real, I can't even tell it's a dental bridge. I would call him a true dental artist. -Steve N.”
There are several benefits to getting a dental bridge, including:
The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.
Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.
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