Pacific Beach Dentistry logo926 Hornblend Street
San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 273-7900
Joseph M. Snider, DDS
Terri Nguyen Snider, DDS

 

Bridges

Losing a permanent tooth, whether due to extensive dental decay, periodontal disease, or injury can cause many serious problems for your neighboring teeth. Because the support and chewing forces are altered, the remaining teeth may begin to shift. The opposing tooth above or below the lost tooth can begin to move up or down and out of the socket, which can accelerate periodontal disease and further break down the bone structure. If the missing tooth is not replaced, more teeth may eventually be lost due to the improper forces exerted during chewing.

Missing tooth

Fixed Bridge treatment reverses the negative impact of missing teeth in a variety of ways:
  • Restores and maintains the natural bite
  • Prevents unnatural stress on other teeth
  • Keeps opposing teeth in their proper place
  • Discourages further dental decay and periodontal disease
  • Enhances your smile, speech and chewing function
Before and After

 

Bridge - Before

 

Bridge - After

Patient of PB Dentistry