Missing a tooth or several teeth can negatively impact your quality of life and impair your ability to speak or chew.
Dr. David Garate and Dr. Myriam Falcon can restore these functions and your quality of life using dental bridges.
Learn how Perfect Smiles California in Chula Vista, CA, can save your smile with beautifully crafted dental bridges.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are a form of restorative dentistry that can replace several consecutive teeth with a single restoration.
Dental bridges usually consist of replacement teeth (pontics) that fill in the gaps left behind by missing teeth. The pontics are supported by dental crowns that are attached to neighboring teeth or by a dental implant, a small post that is inserted into the jaw.Most bridges use natural-looking materials like porcelain to beautifully mimic the luster of a natural tooth. At Perfect Smiles California, our dentists excel at creating bridges out of high-end dental materials that are known for their excellent strength and appealing esthetics, such as BruxZir® Full-Strength Zirconia and Ivoclar Vivadent's IPS e.max® Prime Esthetic.
Dental bridges are a great way for patients to fill the gaps in their smiles while preserving their remaining natural teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Eating or speaking with a missing tooth can be a challenge. Bridges help restore these abilities so you can focus on your daily activities.
Balance Your Bite
Dental bridges help distribute the pressure from chewing more evenly in your mouth so you don't wear down teeth prematurely due to uneven stresses.
Provide Muscle Support
Your facial muscles depend on your teeth for structural support, so missing teeth can lead to sagging in your face or a change in your lip line. Dental bridges can replace missing teeth and help maintain the shape of your face.
Dental bridges are a long-lasting solution for missing teeth. When properly cared for a bridge can last for 10 or 15 years, or longer.
When a tooth is missing, your surrounding teeth can move out of position. This in turn causes new dental problems. Bridges can keep your teeth from shifting and let you avoid the extra costs that typically occur when a misaligned bite causes uneven wear on teeth.
They are all so friendly and professional. I was looking for the best dentist in Chula Vista and I found it with Perfect Smiles. Dr Falcon did Amazing job on my Front teeth. Muchas gracias!!!
- Jose Ordonez, 2022
Perfect smiles is the greatest! I’ve been to other dental offices and none of them have come close to Perfect Smiles. Dr.G is the best fast and soft handed couldn’t ask for anything better!
- Eric Diaz, 2022
Don't Wait to Restore Your Smile, Request a Consultation Today
With around 40 years of combined experience, Dr. Garate and Dr. Falcon can replace multiple missing teeth using dental bridges.
Our dentists have the training and advanced technology to handle all aspects of your treatment, including implant and crown placements, in one convenient location.
After assessing your mouth, our dentists can first help you determine if dental bridges are the right solution in your case and then decide which type of bridge would be a good fit, a traditional bridge or an implant-supported bridge.
We also offer complimentary implant consultations and same-day emergency services. You can submit a form to contact our staff or request a consultation with one of our dentists by calling our office at:
We offer comprehensive dental services to the San Diego and National City area from our office in Chula Vista.
Our Worry-Free Warranty
We only use the best dentistry and materials for our dental bridges. We're so confident in the quality of our work that we offer a worry-free two-year warranty to guarantee your results. Patients can also upgrade from the free warranty to a five-year plan to provide the ultimate sense of security for their new smile.
Types of Dental Bridges
A traditional bridge requires patients to have solid, healthy natural teeth remaining on either side to support it. While a traditional bridge lets you keep your natural teeth, the abutment teeth supporting the bridge will need to have some enamel removed to make room for the crowns. Since traditional bridges need a strong tooth on either side of the gap, they can't be used in all areas of the mouth. For example, a traditional bridge would not be able to replace the last few teeth in the back row since there would be nothing to attach to on one side.
Implant-supported bridges are supported by dental implants inserted into the jaw instead of neighboring teeth. Implant-based replacements are often the most stable, natural-feeling restorations. They are also the only restoration that stimulates bone growth, which prevents the jaw from deteriorating due to missing teeth. Implant-supported crowns can be used in the back of the mouth, but their placement depends on bone density and other factors. Implant-based treatments require a longer healing time and also tend to cost more.
Dental Bridge Timeline
By replacing up to three consecutive teeth at a time, bridges can be a cost-effective way to restore your smile.
We draw patients from National City, Chula Vista, and throughout San Diego.
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