We treat adults, kids, seniors, and people afraid of the dentists. We treat the whole family! Our entire team at Bay Star Dental is dedicated to helping people and building lasting relationships, going beyond “fixing teeth.” We are committed to provide you with the highest quality of dental care in a safe and comfortable setting.
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
San Mateo, CA dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years; however, they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
Reasons For Getting a Fixed Bridge:
Fill space of missing teeth.
Maintain facial shape.
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Restore chewing and speaking ability.
Restore your smile.
Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.
What Does Getting a Fixed Bridge Involve?
Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.
At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.
You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of the procedure. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new, permanent bridge.
Bay Star Dental is conveniently located in San Mateo and Foster City, California. Xuyu Zhang, DDS is committed to dental excellence and offers patients a comprehensive list of family and cosmetic dental services including dental cleanings & exams, teeth whitening services, tooth colored fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, tooth extractions, emergency dental care, and more! Visit us today and we will give you a reason to smile!