Dental Options for Missing Teeth

There are a few options in dealing with missing teeth. One is cosmetic dentistry veneers.    Another is a dental bridge which is either a tooth or a row of teeth this is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill the area left by the tooth or teeth.  Left unfilled, the surrounding teeth can potentially drift out of their position as well.  The two crowns holding it in place it in place that is attached onto the teeth on each side of the false teeth is called the fixed bridge.  This procedure is what is used to replace one or more missing teeth.  Once in place, fixed bridges cannot be removed from the mouth. 

Besides producing a smile that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, the benefits of using a bridge is that it reduces the risk of gum disease, help correct many bite issues and improve speck. Having a bridge does bring with it a diligent commitment to oral hygiene.  That commitment will also mean many years of a beautiful smile.

Dr. Stephan Coates is a cosmetic dentist that is part of a 25 year tradition of dentistry in Long Beach, California.  Dr. Coates provides various aspects of dental procedures that include family and cosmetic.  Dr.Coates is sensitive to the concerns that patients may have in visiting a dentist and strives to continually provide quality service.  For a consultation, contact Dr. Coates for an appointment.


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