The oral health benefits of dental bridges in Los Angeles are amazing


Amazing Health Benefits of Dental Bridges in Los Angeles area
While we all know that gaps in a smile can be unsightly, many people are surprised at the amazing health benefits of replacing missing teeth. Dental bridges, available from Downtown Dental in Los Angeles offer a fast and economical solution.

What happens when you lose a tooth

Ideally a healthy adult should be able to keep his or her natural teeth for life. however, systemic conditions or oral injury can cause tooth loss. Additionally, some people don’t understand the importance of brushing, flossing, and dental care until it is too late. For these and other reasons, about a quarter of all adults have lost at least one tooth.

The immediate effects of tooth loss include difficulty speaking clearly and chewing, as well as cosmetic effects if it is a front tooth. Without treatment, the problems will compound. Gradually, other teeth will shift, leaning towards the empty space. Misalignment of other teeth coupled with a gap makes brushing and flossing more difficult, creating hard to reach areas. As you probably know, accumulated plaque and tartar lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

Benefits of tooth replacement

A dental bridge or other tooth replacement solution can benefit your health and quality of life in many ways, including:
  • Improve chewing efficiency, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods again
  • Properly distribute biting force, preventing shifting of teeth, excess wear and tear, and other problems
  • Maintain oral structure, which preserves the shape of your face
  • Restore your ability to speak clearly and smile with confidence
  • Preserve bone health and strength (if the restoration is supported by dental implants)

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Treatment options for replacing missing teeth

Depending on the number and location of missing teeth, as well as your personal preferences, there are several treatment options. When you visit Downtown Dental for a consultation, we will discuss all the viable options for your situation, explaining the pros and cons of each.
  • Dentures – A full plate can replace all the teeth in an arch, or a partial can replace a few teeth. Conventional dentures are removable, making them easy to clean. However, some people find them uncomfortable or difficult to stabilize.
  • Dental bridge – This is a fixed (nonremovable) appliance that can replace one or a few teeth. The most common type of bridge is a false tooth with crowns on each side. The crowns are placed on teeth adjacent to the gap. It is stable and natural looking but may be difficult to clean under.
  • Implants – These small titanium posts are surgically placed in the bone, replicating a natural tooth root. Implants may be used to support specially designed dentures, bridges, or crowns. The process takes longer to complete than standard bridges or dentures, but the result is comparable to natural teeth in stability, comfort, aesthetics, and ease of cleaning.

Is a dental bridge right for you?

Is a dental bridge right for you in Los Angeles area
The best candidate for a traditional bridge is missing one tooth, with strong and intact teeth on both sides of the gap. If there is only a tooth on one side, a different style known as a cantilever bridge might be an option, but it may not be as strong due to less support. Additionally, a bridge can replace more than one tooth, but the longer span between crowns may weaken the restoration. Every patient is different, so an examination is needed in order to determine viable options in your specific situation.

If you are a candidate for a bridge, you will need to decide if you want the conventional crown-supported style, or if you prefer an implant supported restoration. Standard bridges are popular among patients with a tight budget or schedule, because the process only takes a few weeks and has a lower upfront cost. However, dental implants most accurately replicate natural tooth anatomy, providing the highest level of functionality and health benefits. Additionally, implant supported restorations rarely need to be replaced, making them a cost-effective option in the long term.

You have many good options. The only bad option is leaving an unattractive, unhealthy gap in your smile. The best way to explore the possibilities is to call (213) 863-9464 and schedule a consultation at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles. We offer comprehensive care in one location, so that you can enjoy your best smile, at your convenience.

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The staff here on its own deserves the five stars. Everyone is so friendly and take there time to get to know you as a patient. There very easy to work with on what’s best for you in the long run with insurance and dental care. On top of them making you feel comfortable, you can tell that they actually care about you and your dental health. The parking is also super easy and they validate so you don’t have to pay. I’d highly recommend coming here!
I am so glad I came to Downtown Dental. From the moment I walked into the office I was met with a smile and a warm welcome. During my first visit, a dental plan was made for me and they got to work right away. I have never experienced such attention to detail and such excellent customer service at a dental office. During my root canal procedure and fillings everyone was extremely helpful and constantly making sure I was comfortable. Since then, I am encouraging everyone to check out Downtown Dental, they really are amazing.
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This place has been my dentist my whole life and I won't consider going anywhere else. Everyone is nice and accommodating and the doctor knows his stuff. I just had pinhole gum rejuvenation surgery and the results are awesome. The staff really looks out for your best interest and the doctor will assure you have a great smile...pain free too..
If your looking for a Dental office that does good quality and precise work . With care and a gentle touch . then Downtown Dental is the place for you ! I got an extraction here and they made me feel comfortable and always checked to see how I was feeling and doing ! Dr. Mungcal is easily one of the best dentist in LA.
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Amazing staff, efficient, professional, and all around incredible! We love the technology they have right in their office making our appointments time effective. Dr. Mungcal and his crew are amazing!
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