Dental bridges restore smiles for Sunnyvale, CA patients
Patients who need to replace missing teeth have a variety of options available to them. That includes dental bridges. Sunnyvale, CA area dentists Drs. Todd S. Adams and Derek H. Tang are excited to offer dental bridges for individuals looking for an affordable, long-term tooth replacement option.
How does a dental bridge work?
A dental bridge is a restoration that is made to be bonded into place as a fixed option. They can replace one to four teeth in a row within the dental arch. The dental bridge is held in place by the adjacent teeth, where the restoration is bonded in a fixed position. Dental bridges essentially “bridge the gap” when tooth loss occurs and provides restoration of function, beauty, and dental health.
Why do patients choose dental bridges?
Bridges are a more permanent fixture when compared with removable partial dentures. Dental bridges require less care and attention and are not removable. Patients need to make sure that they floss and brush underneath the dental bridge to keep their smile healthy and maintain their routine six-month dental appointments for evaluations. That allows the dentist to ensure the bridge is in place and not problematic for the individual.
Is a dental bridge right for me?
If patients are seeking a removable restoration, dental bridges may not be the best solution. Instead, these patients would be perfect candidates for a partial denture. A partial denture is made of a metal framework and snaps into place within the dental arch, slipping false teeth where they are needed to restore the function and appearance of the smile. Dental bridges are better for individuals who want a long-term, fixed restoration but do not want the expense of dental implants.
Does my dental insurance cover dental bridges?
Each dental insurance plan is different, but our friendly front office team can look into what benefits your insurance can provide to lower or eliminate the out-of-pocket cost.
Need to replace missing teeth?
Connect with the team at the practice of Drs. Todd S. Adams and Derek H. Tang to discuss the types of restorative treatments that will best suit your needs. Their office is located at 1555 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road and can be reached to request an appointment at (408) 355-9292.