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Bridges Specialist

Sendero Dental Studio

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentist located in Rancho Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, CA

Would you like to restore a tooth that has fallen out or become damaged by decay or trauma? If so, consider getting dental bridges from Jeffrey Barrera, DDS, and his team at Sendero Dental Studio, located in Rancho Mission Viejo, California. Bridges look like real teeth, but don’t require major surgery to get them. To find out if you qualify, contact Sendero Dental Studio online or over the phone today.

Bridges Q & A

What do dental bridges do?

Dental bridges offer a way to replace missing teeth without undergoing major surgery or having to wear dentures. They are artificial teeth that “bridge” the gap left by missing teeth.

They are often used in conjunction with crowns, which cap damaged, compromised, or unattractive teeth.

Made from porcelain or ceramic, bridges restore the function and beauty of your smile and can remedy a variety of issues caused by missing teeth, such as:

  • Inability to chew properly
  • Trouble with speech and pronunciation
  • Shifting of your remaining teeth
  • Bad bites

Bridges also help maintain the shape of your face.

What types of dental bridges are available to me?

Dr. Barrera and the Sendero Dental Studio team offer three types of bridges:

Traditional bridges

Traditional bridges are made up of artificial teeth and a set of supporting crowns. The crowns cap existing teeth, or they may attach to implants.

Cantilever bridges

Cantilever bridges are artificial teeth supported on just one side using a crown.

Maryland bonded bridges

Your team adheres Maryland bonded bridges to your existing teeth using a metal or porcelain framework.

Do bridges look natural?

Dr. Barrera uses ceramic and porcelain materials to make durable bridges that look real and match the color of your natural teeth. To beautify your smile, he also adapts the shape of the bridges to fit in with your existing teeth.

If you’ve chosen bridges for cosmetic purposes, Dr. Barrera recommends you whiten your teeth before you get your bridges. This is important because bridges are stain-resistant and whitening-resistant, so if you match your bridges to discolored teeth, you cannot brighten them in the future.

How do I care for bridges?

Care for your bridges like you do your natural teeth. Brush and floss at least twice a day, and schedule regular cleanings with Dr. Barrera. If you care for them properly, bridges usually last between five to seven years.

Don’t let missing teeth hold you back. Instead, contact Sendero Dental Studio to find out if bridges are right for you. To schedule your consultation, call the practice and speak with a friendly team member or use the online booking tool today.