Dental bridges are another option for replacing missing teeth. When someone has one or more missing teeth it can affect their bite, cause surrounding teeth to shift, change their smile, cause symptoms of TMJ, and even speech impediments.
If this goes on over a period of time the wear and tear on your remaining teeth can cause health problems. There are many different kinds of bridges available to remedy this problem.
Your Los Angeles dentist will most likely need to reshape your surrounding teeth in order to fit your bridge. Once that’s done a crown is placed over the reshaped teeth, which will then be connected to an artificial tooth. To replace front teeth a resin-bonded bridge is normally used.
This can only be done if the surrounding gums and teeth are strong and healthy without a lot of fillings. A resin-bonded bridge doesn’t require a lot of preparation for the adjacent teeth.