Data indicates that more than half of the adults have lost a tooth in an accident, infected root canal, gum disease, or tooth decay. A dental bridge has become a standard for filling in the gaps. 

Research shows that the techniques, materials, and designs used for manufacturing have increased over the years due to the rising demand for cosmetic dentistry. But, there is more to a dental bridge than just restoring your stunning smile. 

Dr. Amin Samadian’s focus is to help patients understand the real impact of dental bridges. How they can help a patient’s oral health, benefit their jaw, and restore their smile. Including how the dental bridge procedure looks like. 

The Perks of receiving a Dental Bridge in Orinda

Whether you choose an implant-supported or a typical dental bridge, you are still getting a worthy product. It is perfectly designed to amplify your teeth’s appearance. The false tooth (also referred to as pontic) is manufactured to accommodate elastic flexure and restore proper jaw function.

Dr. Samadian provides a superior-grade dental bridge that flawlessly blends in with the rest of your teeth. But, to really make the most of a product like this, you need to know its benefits. Here are the true merits of receiving a dental bridge. 

A dental bridge can:

  • Prevent soft tissue sagging around the mouth, which helps maintain the patient’s natural face shape.
  • Boost a patient’s ability to chew and eat (particularly when multiple teeth are missing).
  • Stimulate tooth roots to avoid jawbone loss in patients with an implant-supported bridge.
  • Improve speaking by making it easier for the patient to fix their pronunciation. 
  • Provide a more secure and stable environment for the surrounding teeth. This keeps the teeth from shifting or tilting toward the open area. 

When to Get Dental Bridges vs Implants

Not many patients know how to distinguish bridges from implants. They may have the same applications, but they are completely different in terms of appearance, cost, and time it takes to have them done. Here are their pros and cons.

Dental Bridge

In case of a missing tooth between two healthy teeth, a dental bridge can be the ideal restorative option. People often choose it when they want to fix a tooth gap at the back of the mouth. 

Pros

  • More affordable than implants.
  • Only gets two visits to get the procedure.

Cons

  • A bridge doesn’t preserve the bone.
  • If something happens to any of the teeth that are part of the bridge, the entire bridge will fail. 

Implants

Implants are made to look natural and are a dental restorative option that helps prevent jawbone deterioration. When teeth are extracted, the jawbone tends to reduce in size. This is altering the shape of a patient’s smile. Dr. Samadian will embed the implant inside the jawbone and give patients a more appealing smile. 

Pros 

  • They look more natural and blend seamlessly with the rest of the teeth.
  • Good for bone health. 
  • Practical long-term dental solution.
  • Easy to floss

Cons

  • More expensive.
  • Take 3-6 months and 3 visits to finish.  

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Take the first step to a healthier smile by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Amin Samadian.

Our office can complete most services in a single day using our in-house lab, and we offer zero & low-interest financing options for all treatments. Schedule an appointment today using the form below.

How Does the Dental Bridge Procedure Look Like?

Despite the numerous benefits, many patients are still feeling skeptical. To calm that unease, Dr. Samadian wants to share some practical information on what goes on during a dental bridge procedure. 

Bridge Appointment

Before you get a dental bridge, you would need to book the first dental appointment. Dr. Samadian will assess the structure of your teeth and determine whether you need a proper dental bridge. 

During the first appointment, Dr. Samadian will trim the enamel to create room for the dental bridge. Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt. You will receive local anesthesia that soothes the discomfort and numbs the affected area. Then Dr. Samadian will add the permanent dental bridge using his in-house dental lab with the help of a special cement and laser light. If your gums need additional attention, then you might have to come for a follow-up. 

Recovery 

Just like any dental procedure, you may experience some level of uncomfortableness post-treatment. The jaw might feel sore. Dr. Samadian will make sure that the discomfort is put to a minimum. He creates dental bridges that are easy to adapt to. 

They are well-made products, so you don’t have to worry about the dental pain getting in the way of your daily routine. As you can see, getting a dental bridge is not as nerve-racking as it seems. It’s a simple procedure that provides some outstanding results. That’s what makes it a valuable component of your dental health.

What Our Patients Say About Us

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