Top 3 Advantages of Dental Bridges from Your Fresno Dentists

Mar 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Fresno Restorative Dentistry

fresno dentist1. Non-surgical Tooth Replacement

Dental bridges replace one or more missing teeth in an arch using minimally invasive procedures. Dental bridges, or bridgework, involves placing two porcelain crowns on abutment teeth which uphold an artificial tooth between. One advantage of dental bridges is that the non-surgical procedure may only require local anesthesia to numb the surrounding area. In addition, the entire procedure can be completed in as little as two office visits, making tooth replacement faster and easier.

2. Dental Bridges Offer Swift Tooth Replacement

Our Fresno dentists will begin your restorative dentistry procedure with a consultation to determine factors for candidacy and divulge other options for tooth replacement. After determining that a dental bridge is right for you, we will begin by taking impressions of your abutment teeth. These impressions will be used to fabricate the dental crowns that will support the bridgework and artificial tooth. Once the bridgework is ready, Dr. Denes will place your dental bridge at your next appointment.

3. Dental Bridges Prevent Tooth Drifting

One of the main symptoms of untreated tooth loss is teeth drifting. This effect of missing teeth can be dangerous for your oral health by causing a misaligned bite. Malocclusion, or misaligned bite, can lead to excessive tooth wear, jaw muscle exhaustion, and teeth grinding. To avoid teeth drifting, our Fresno dentists, Dr. Alex Denes and Dr. Claudia Denes, recommend replacing missing teeth with dental implants or dental bridges. Bridgework prevents teeth drifting by holding abutment teeth in place and filling the gap. In addition, dental bridges block excessive tooth wear by restoring chewing function. The artificial tooth takes some stress off of surrounding teeth.

Restorative Dentistry in Fresno

To reserve a restorative dentistry consultation at Fresno Dental Studio in Fresno, California, call (559) 297-1800 or visit us online at We serve patients from Fresno, Clovis, Sanger, Mendota, Orange Cove, Reedley, Selma, and the surrounding areas.

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