Dental Bridges Specialist

Willow Glen Dental Care -  - General Dentist

Willow Glen Dental Care

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA

Dental bridges fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. At Willow Glen Dental Care in San Jose, California, Danielle Wehle, DDS, and George Kuo, DDS, provide these restorations to also help maintain the shape of your face and alleviate stress on your bite. Dental bridges look and feel natural. Call today if you have missing or damaged teeth to find out if a dental bridge is right for you. Alternatively, use the online tool to set up your appointment.

Dental Bridges Q&A

How do dental bridges work?

A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth. It literally bridges a gap made by a lost tooth (or teeth). 

A dental bridge consists of two crowns bonded to your natural teeth. These crowns act as stabilizing anchors for a false tooth or set of teeth and fill in the space where teeth are missing. 

Bridges match the look of your natural teeth, so they fit right in with your smile. They may be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.

What are the benefits of dental bridges?

A dental bridge restores your smile and serves other benefits to help you maintain oral health. Consider a bridge to:

  • Improve your ability to chew and speak properly
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Fill in gaps that could cause shifting of surrounding teeth

Dental bridges also reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

What is the process of receiving a bridge?

The first step in receiving your bridge involves preparing your natural teeth adjacent to the missing teeth to make room for the anchoring crowns. The custom-made crowns are then anchored to the affected teeth, and you have a temporary bridge placed as you wait for a permanent bridge to be made.

The next time you come to Willow Glen Dental Care, your dentist removes the temporary bridge and places your permanent restoration. They make any adjustments necessary to make your bite as comfortable and natural as possible. 

How do I care for a dental bridge?

You care for your dental bridge just like you do for your natural teeth. Be sure to brush twice per day and floss once per day. You’ll still need to come to Willow Glen Dental Care for regular professional dental cleanings and check-ups.

With good care, your dental bridge can keep your smile healthy and beautiful for a lifetime. 

If you have missing teeth and would like more information about dental bridges, call Willow Glen Dental Care or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.