2080 Century Park East, Suite 909
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 494-7273

Cosmetic Dentist in Century City

General Dental Bridges

Century City Dental Bridges

Having one or more missing teeth can have a serious effect not only on your smile, but also on your dental health. Specifically, missing teeth can cause:

  • A shift in the alignment of your teeth
  • Increased risk of periodontal disease
  • Increased risk of tooth decay
  • Loss of teeth
  • Speech disorders
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

The proper installation of a dental bridge requires exacting specifications. First, we will determine if you are a good candidate for a dental bridge. If you are, your teeth will need to be prepared by reshaping or reconstructing any badly decayed or damaged areas. Afterward, we will take an impression of your teeth, which is then sent off to a lab where it is cast into a mold. While waiting for the mold to be cast, you will be given a temporary bridge to wear. On your second visit, this mold will be fitted to your teeth, and any necessary corrections or adjustments will be made on that same visit. Dental bridges can last from 8 to 15 years with proper care.