People with gaps in their teeth will be glad to know there is a solution to their problems. Dental bridges are a great way for patients to fill in those gaps. In fact, this is one of the best ways to replace missing teeth.
Dental bridges are designed to help maintain facial features. Dental bridges also prevent long-term problems with chewing and speaking. Our dental office in Los Angeles offers several dental bridge structures to choose from. One option is the traditional bridge, which is the most common. Other options include the cantilever bridge and the Maryland bonded bridge. Talk to our dental professionals for details on which option is best for you.
Once a patient decides to get fitted for a dental bridge, our staff builds a mold that is used to make the patient’s dental bridge. This also allows patients to have a temporary bridge until the permanent one is ready.
When the bridge is ready, a patient simply returns to our office and gets fitted. All the patient needs to do is bite down to help adjust the bridge to fit perfectly. The dental bridge is also matched according to the shade and color of the patient’s teeth, making the bridge look very natural.
The best thing about a dental bridge is it can help people who have misaligned teeth. Bridges help with chewing, talking, smiling, and other essentials to improve a person’s quality of life.
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Dental bonding is a process used by Studio City cosmetic dentists as well as other dental professionals to fix cosmetic defects such as crooked teeth, gap teeth, and even chipped teeth. Such defects are fixed by applying resin like material to the teeth. When this material is applied to your teeth, it will bond to them, affixing them permanently for stability and lasting effect. After the resin hardens, your teeth will look and feel great.
The material is the color of teeth, and it hardens as it bonds to your teeth. When the procedure is completed, your bonded tooth will look like the rest of your teeth. The procedure takes between 30-60 minutes per tooth, so if you have a few teeth that need to be done, then you might have to make multiple trips to our office, so plan accordingly.
When you meet with our staff, we will help you decide which shade of material we should choose in order to best match the rest of your teeth. After preparation for the application process, the resin is applied. It will then be exposed to ultraviolet light, causing it to harden. If there is excess material, it will be trimmed off at the end.
If you have crooked teeth, discolored teeth, gap teeth, decayed teeth or any other of a number of possible issues, then you should consider dental bonding. Contact our Studio City cosmetic dentist office and you will soon be on your way to a stronger smile!