Dental Bridges

Dr. Michael R. Gomez knows how much a beautiful smile means to you. That's why he is dedicated to providing treatments that incorporate the latest technology and proven techniques, to help you achieve your desired smile.

Our practice offers restorative dentistry services in the Santa Maria area. We can help improve your smile no matter its current condition. Our specialty is dental bridges, which restore the appearance and functionality of teeth lost due to injury or disease.

Dental bridges can help restore missing teeth and protect the alignment of your existing teeth. They can replace one or multiple missing teeth to prevent future orthodontic issues. With an effective bridge treatment, you can achieve a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution to complete your smile.!

How a Fixed Bridge Works

Fixed bridges are the most popular choice of dental bridge for patients, and they typically consist of three components. The pontic is a replacement tooth that fills in the gap from where your natural tooth used to be . This specialized restoration helps restore both your appearance and bite function. To complete the tooth replacement, two additional crowned teeth (known as abutment teeth) are placed on either side of the missing tooth to act as a secure anchor for the new replacement. The patient's remaining existing teeth will then be slightly modified in order for them to fit snugly against their respective crowns. Then, with the abutment and crowns securely attached, the final step is simply sliding over and placing firmly into position your perfectly crafted natural-looking replacement - filling that gap where it was once lost!

The Benefits of Dental Bridges

If you are considering a dental bridge, there are many benefits to having one. Some of the most compelling reasons include::

  • A dental bridge will improve the appearance of your smile.
  • It will also keep the shape of your face intact.
  • Your remaining teeth won’t end up shifting into the space where the missing tooth is.
  • Bridges will restore the function of your bite and make it much easier for you to eat and speak.
  • They look natural and are nearly indistinguishable from your existing teeth.
  • They require the same care as the rest of your teeth.

Dental Bridges at Michael R. Gomez, DDS

For more information about dental bridges and how we can help, please call Michael R. Gomez, DDS at (805) 922-3939 and speak with one of our awesome team members today.

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