Dental Bridges in Oceanside, CA
One or more missing teeth can damage a patient's comfort and confidence. Dental bridges are a cosmetic and durable restoration that allow for restored bite, speech, and appearance. At the dental practice of Dr. Thomas Ford, we provide natural looking dental bridges in Oceanside and for patients from neighboring communities.
If you are looking for durable dental restorations, contact our office today!
What Is A Bridge?
Fixed bridges are replacement teeth that are applied without the use of implants or detachable appliances. The prosthetic teeth of dental bridges, also known as pontics, are adhered with lifelike dental crowns. These crowns are usually bonded to the healthy teeth on either end of the missing tooth, ensuring that the restoration remains stable.
The bridge restorations are made from dental porcelain, creating natural appearance and function.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
With the seamlessness and durability of dental bridges, patients regain balance in their bite, which encourages long lasting comfort and ease when eating and speaking. Ceramic dental bridges are also highly cosmetic and can be matched to the shade of the surrounding teeth, allowing patients to regain confidence in the appearance of their smiles.
For many patients, the primary benefit of dental bridges is that they can be placed without the need for oral surgery. Since they are supported by crowns, our Oceanside restorative dentist only needs to shape neighboring teeth to support the bridge.
Bridges also have a lower initial cost than dental implants, making them an economic solution for patients with missing teeth.
Durable Crown Restorations
The crowns used by Dr. Ford to support dental bridges not only look like natural teeth but are durable enough for use on teeth in both the front and back of the mouth. Dependent on patients’ needs and goals, we are able to provide porcelain-fused-to-metal, known as PFM crowns, or crowns made from zirconia.
Both of these options support the regular pressures of chewing and look like natural teeth, providing a functional restoration whether the prosthetic is placed.
Contact Dr. Thomas Ford Today
If you are missing one or more teeth and are looking for a minimally invasive approach to dental restorations, contact Dr. Thomas Ford and our team today. We provide preventive and restorative dental care for patients throughout Oceanside, Carlsbad, and Vista.