Dr. George Georgaklis and his team are committed to providing multiple treatment options performed with the latest materials and techniques. Thanks to our advanced methods, when you receive a dental bridge from our San Diego practice, you will enjoy many lasting benefits. A La Jolla dental bridge will not only restore your immediate dental function. It will protect your oral health for years to come. Because it will be crafted from state-of-the-art material, it will be effectively identical to your natural teeth.
What Is a La Jolla Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges have been in use for centuries, and countless patients have relied on them to replace one or more missing teeth. However, modern innovations have made bridges more lifelike and durable than ever before. When you receive a dental bridge from our San Diego practice, Dr. Georgaklis will reshape the two teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. Then he will take impressions of these teeth, along with photos of your entire dental arch. Our partner lab will fabricate your bridge to match these nearby teeth. Your restoration will be made up of two crowns, which will top the two reshaped teeth. Then one or more entirely new teeth, or pontics, will sit in the middle, filling in the space in your grin. Dr. Georgaklis will attach the bridge with durable dental cement, and the entire restoration will be crafted from advanced ceramic or composite resin.
How a Bridge Can Benefit You
When you restore your smile with a dental bridge, you will enjoy numerous advantages.
Missing teeth can affect your ability to eat and speak. You may find that you can no longer eat certain foods, or you may only be able to chew on one side of your mouth. If you are missing front teeth, you may find it difficult to pronounce some sounds, such as “S’s” or “T’s.” With a bridge, you will be able to chew and speak normally.
- A La Jolla dental bridge can protect your bite alignment.
If you do not replace your missing teeth, your other teeth will migrate to fill in the gap in your smile. By filling the space, a bridge can prevent this process and keep your smile straight and healthy.
- A dental bridge can prevent TMJ Disorder.
Missing or misaligned teeth can put a lot of force on your jaw. In turn, the temporomandibular joints may become inflamed, or you may sustain structural damage. A properly placed bridge will even out the force along your dental arches to protect your jaw health.
- A dental bridge from our San Diego practice will enhance your smile.
Perhaps most obviously, a bridge will fill in the embarrassing gaps in your grin. Dr. Georgaklis proudly practices holistic dentistry. He only uses metal-free bridges, crowns, and fillings. These restorations are available in a range of colors, so you will receive a bridge that matches the rest of your teeth.
- After receiving a dental bridge, you will enjoy greater self-confidence.
No doubt about it – missing teeth can really affect your self-esteem. A dental bridge from our San Diego practice will allow you to speak in front of others, share a meal with friends, and smile with abandonment.