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Dental Bridge Specialist

Infinity Dental Group -  - Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry

Infinity Dental Group

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists located in San Jose, CA

Would you like to replace one or more of your missing teeth? If so, dental bridges with Infinity Dental Group, led by Leo Fierro, DDS, and Rodolfo Hernández-Morales, DDS, in San Jose, California, could be the perfect fit for you. Dental bridges are artificial teeth that bridge the gap caused by missing teeth. Dental bridges are versatile and aesthetically pleasing. To get started with your dental bridges, reach out to Infinity Dental Group online or over the phone today.

Dental Bridge Q&A

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are artificial teeth that replace one or more missing teeth by “bridging” the gap between existing teeth. 

They consist of artificial teeth, also known as pontics, and anchor mechanisms or substances that attach the pontics to teeth on either side. These support teeth are called abutments. 

Infinity Dental Group frequently places bridges in conjunction with dental crowns.

Why should I consider dental bridges?

Dental bridges don’t simply replace missing teeth. Rather, they also benefit your smile in several ways. For example, they help maintain your facial structure. They also prevent or resolve issues such as:

  • The inability to chew properly 
  • Trouble with speech and pronunciation
  • Shifting of your remaining teeth
  • Bad bite

To ensure that your bridges blend in beautifully with the rest of your smile, Infinity Dental Group uses 3-D X-ray imaging and a 3-D scanner prior to their creation. Using tools such as these, the practice sends the lab extremely accurate teeth impressions and an exact shade match. 

This way, your bridges will perfectly match your natural teeth in color, shape, and size. 

How do dental bridges work?

Infinity Dental Group offers four main types of bridges, all of which function a little bit differently.

Traditional bridges

Traditional bridges use artificial teeth cemented to a set of supporting crowns on both sides. The practice may place these crowns on top of existing teeth, or they may attach them to dental implants. 

Cantilever bridges

Cantilever bridges work using artificial teeth supported on only one side with a crown.

Maryland bonded bridges

Maryland bonded bridges restore your smile by bonding to your existing teeth with a metal or porcelain framework.

Implant-supported bridges

Finally, implant-supported bridges work as a part of dental implant restoration. Instead of crowns or frameworks, implant-supported bridges replace missing teeth using surgically placed titanium posts. These posts act as artificial tooth roots to which Infinity Dental Group anchors bridges. 

Note that implant-supported bridges can take several months to complete, as the implants must fuse with your jawbone before the practice can place the bridges.

No matter what type of dental bridges you and your team choose together, if you take good care of them, they typically last from 5-15 years. 

Are you ready to reclaim your smile? If so, find out if dental bridges are the right treatment for you. To schedule your consultation with Infinity Dental Group, reach out online or over the phone today.