Gun Gil Lee, DDS
Dentist and Dental Implants located in San Bernardino, CA
Missing permanent teeth can ruin the appearance of your beautiful smile, but simple restorative dental solutions are within reach at the Dental Lounge in San Bernardino, California. General dentist Gun Gil Lee, DDS, and his experienced staff offer dental bridges to fill in gaps left by missing permanent teeth. Call the office to learn more about dental bridges or book an appointment online today.
Dental Bridges Q&A
What are dental bridges?
Dental bridges available at Dental Lounge are artificial teeth that replace missing permanent teeth. They may consist of an artificial tooth attached to two dental crowns, which are tooth-like caps that fit over your adjacent natural teeth.
Implant-supported bridges attach to dental implants, which are artificial titanium tooth roots.
What are the benefits of dental bridges?
Some of the many benefits you can experience after receiving a dental bridge include:
- Natural-looking teeth
- Aesthetically pleasing smile
- Improvements in the shape of your smile
- Clearer speech
- Less adjacent teeth shifting
- Easier chewing
- More self-confidence
Dental bridges look, function, and feel just like natural teeth. They can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.
Are dental bridges right for me?
To find out if you’re a candidate for a dental bridge at Dental Lounge, your specialist evaluates your teeth and smile, reviews your oral health history, and takes dental X-rays. They discuss your desired outcome before personalizing a dental treatment that’s right for you.
What happens during dental bridge placement?
What to expect when getting a dental bridge depends on the type of bridge you receive. Your dentist can digitally scan your teeth and mouth or take an impression, allowing a dental lab to create a bridge that attaches to your adjacent natural teeth. When your new bridge is ready, your dentist bonds it to the adjacent teeth to perfect your smile.
With an implant-supported bridge, your dentist first surgically implants an artificial tooth root into your jawbone. After a period of healing, they can scan your mouth to create a custom-fitted implant-supported bridge that attaches securely to the implant.
How should I care for a dental bridge?
Take care of a dental bridge as you would your natural teeth. Avoid chewing on ice and other hard objects, don’t open packages with your teeth, brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste after meals, floss daily, and see the Dental Lounge team every six months for professional teeth cleanings. Call the office if you experience tooth pain or damage.
To learn more about dental bridges and find out if they’re right for you, call the Dental Lounge office or schedule an appointment online today.