Dental Bridges in Sunnyvale, CA

Replace missing teeth and regain your smile and confidence with a dental bridge.

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DISCLAIMER: We DO NOT provide traditional metal braces.
DISCLAIMER: We DO NOT provide traditional metal braces.

What is a dental bridge?

Just as its name indicates, a bridge for teeth is a tool used by dentists to bridge the gap created by a missing tooth. They are made of 1 to 3 resin or porcelain artificial teeth (depending on the gap between teeth). A dental bridge is used to fill in gaps, therefore helping restore your bite, smile and oral health.

A dental bridge is a tooth supported bridge, meaning it is supported by natural teeth or dental implants. Its typical constitution is made of crowns for the natural teeth or implants (which are called abutment teeth), and of false teeth in between those crowns. We call the false teeth pontics.

The most common causes of missing teeth (which would eventually require a dental bridge) are:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Injury due to sports or other accidents
  • Being born with a congenital condition that led to missing teeth since birth

A dental bridge is especially recommended when the gap between teeth has the following negative consequences:

  • Speech problems
  • Bite problems
  • Difficulty to chew
  • Pain to your teeth and jaw from the extra stress put on them due to the missing teeth
  • Being self-conscious about your smile, impacting self-esteem
  • Having additional oral health problems

To get a dental bridge, the teeth on each side of the missing ones have to be healthy.

There are 4 main types of dental bridges available:

  • Traditional dental bridges
  • Cantilever dental bridges
  • Implant-supported dental bridges
  • Maryland dental bridges

The choice of dental bridge usually depends on your particular situation. At Trident Smiles Dental, our team of experts will consult with you and map out the best procedure and treatment for your bridge dental work. You then get to enjoy this exclusive treatment pain-free, stress-free and tear-free.

What is the difference between a dental bridge and a dental crown?

While dental bridges and dental crowns are sometimes confused because of their similarity (which is both of them being fixed within your mouth and only taken out by a dentist, as well as both being made from porcelain or resin), the main difference between the two is that a bridge fills a gap between teeth, while a crown is put over an already existing tooth to cover it.

What to expect during your first consultation:

Your first visit at Trident will allow your cosmetic dentist to discuss the desired result you’re looking for. Right after that, an x-ray is necessary so your dentist can assess your treatment plan and show you, through a mock-up, the end-result.

Next Steps:

Step 1: During your first visit, your dentist will reshape the abutment teeth by removing a part of the enamel and dentin, therefore making room for the crown.

Step 2: A mold is created next by taking impressions or a digital scan of your teeth. The mold is used as a model to create your bridge, false teeth and crowns. It will then be sent to the lab to create your bridge. Meanwhile, you will have temporary bridges for teeth to protect the exposed areas in your mouth.

Step 3: Your bridge is now ready. Your dentist will remove the temporary bridge and place the permanent one. Your dentist will then check the bridge and make any adjustment that might be needed to ensure it fits comfortably.  

Why choose our dental bridge service

At our dental office in Sunnyvale California, our team of experts customize dental bridges to every patient. With us, your teeth bridge is tailored to your mouth to fill the gap created by the missing teeth and restore your oral health and confidence.

Affordable

Your dental bridge payment and dental insurance are both arranged during your first visit so you don’t have to worry about any unexpected bills.

Pain-free

Your treatment will be completely pain-free, stress-free and tear-free (and safe). Make sure to always follow your dentist’s instructions.

Most-rated

We offer a hotel-style cosmetic dentistry with beach decór and the best dental professionals. Enjoy massage chairs, hot towels, and Netflix.

Let's not forget

We provide the most hygienic and sterile environment by enforcing preventative measures.

Book an appointment with a dental bridges specialist in Sunnyvale, CA

Get a fixed dental bridge in Sunnyvale, CA by booking your first consultation with a top dentist at Trident. Our team of experts will assist you during the whole process to advise on bridges for teeth.

Step 1

Booking

Book your first appointment at Trident today to consult with our team of experts! We are excited to see you :)

Step 2

Consultation

Your first visit at Trident will allow your cosmetic dentist to discuss the desired result you’re looking for.

Step 3

Treatment

Three easy steps to your new shiny smile can begin. Lean back, relax and enjoy your Trident SPA treatment.

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Visit Trident Smiles Dental in Sunnyvale, CA

The success of a dental bridge procedure depends on the technical skills of the professionals making them. That’s why we recommend that you schedule an appointment at Trident.

Schedule a consultation and visit us. We’re located near San Jose, Santa Clara, Mountain view and Cupertino. We are looking forward to seeing you, follow the map below!

Trident Smiles Dental

Address: 681 Tasman Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9AM - 6PM

Phone: (408) 505-1777

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FAQs

How long does a dental bridge last?

A dental bridge typically lasts 5 to 7 years. However, you can make it last longer - more than 10 years! - by following a good oral hygiene routine and getting regular teeth cleaning at your dentist’s clinic.

How much is a bridge for teeth?

A dental bridge’s cost will range from 1,500 $ to 5,000 $, depending on the type you select and your dentist’s recommendation. For a traditional dental bridge, you can expect the cost to be around 2,000 $ to 5,000 $, including a pontic and a crown for each of the abutment teeth. Dental insurance will typically pay a percentage of the cost, but coverage usually depends on your specific dental plan.

What are the disadvantages of dental bridges?

Some cons of dental bridges are: a slight risk of developing gum disease, placing crowns on otherwise healthy abutment teeth, the bridge can loosen up with time especially if it is on the back of the mouth because more chewing happens there, and bridges don’t stop bone loss from happening the same way implants do.

Is dental bridge painful?

The dental bridge procedure is not painful as your dentist will use a local anesthetic. However, it will hurt after the procedure, which is normal. The pain will disappear after a few days and pain killers can be taken to alleviate it. Make sure you tell your dentist if the pain lasts more than a week as it may be a sign of infection.

Can a dental bridge be done in one day?

A dental bridge can be completed in 1 to 2 visits. During your first visit, your dentist will take impressions to create your customized bridge, as well as prepare the abutment teeth and install the crowns for them. On your second visit, the bridge will be placed.

How do you clean under a dental bridge?

By flossing! It is very important to floss under your bridge every day to remove bacteria and plaque.

Can a dental bridge be removed and recemented?

Yes, but only if the bridge is loose. Loose bridges can often be removed and repaired. But, the cement that is usually used to keep a bridge in place is meant to last for many years, making it sometimes difficult to remove without damaging the abutment teeth.

Dental bridge vs. Dental crown?

A bridge fills a gap of missing teeth, while a crown covers an already existing tooth. It all depends on your situation and oral health.

Fun facts about Dental Bridges :)
  • Dental bridges can reverse the damage of the tooth by forming acting as a protective barrier on the tooth.
  • Dental bridges are made to look and work like natural teeth. However, unlike natural teeth, crowns don’t stain.
  • Some types of dental crowns are stronger than others. For example, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are all about strength and aesthetics. The metal structure gives the crown strength and stability, while the porcelain material provides the crown with a pearly sheen.
  • Dental bridges can last for several years before getting worn down. Although they can last a decade, you can’t make them last forever.

Instructions

Pre-treatment instructions

It is CRITICAL to follow all the instructions to prepare for surgery. Your procedure WILL NOT be carried out, if these precautions are not followed. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone surgery if any of the instructions are not followed. If you have any questions, please call or text (408) 505-1777. Notify our practice of any changes to your health before your procedure.

Activity

  • Get full night’s sleep before and after the treatment. The human body recovers the most when at rest. Most of the "repairs" are done while a person is asleep, so make sure you get a lot of sleep to make the recovery from the procedure as smooth as possible.

Diet

  • Avoid anything to eat or drink for 6 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Consumption of alcohol must be avoided, 24 hours prior to the surgery.
  • If you use tobacco or marijuana products, please refrain from using it at the day of the procedure and be prepared to stop for a period afterwards. It is advisable to use anti-smoking aids (Ex. Lozenge, Patch, Anti-smoking pills)

Medication

  • If you are taking any medication, please inform your dentist immediately. If you take prescription medication, take them at your normal times unless otherwise directed by your physician or dentist. DO NOT stop taking any prescription medication unless directed by your physician and dentist.

Oral hygiene

  • Please brush your teeth and rinse thoroughly before treatment.

Driver/Caretaker

  • Your driver/caretaker MUST be present at the time of sedation and must be able to stay with you during the procedure, take you back home and stay with you. We will discuss the post-operative instructions with you and your driver/caretaker prior to sedation process.

Clothing

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing for the procedure. Your clothes may stain during the procedure so dress accordingly. Wear Flat-soled shoes that support your ankle.
  • Do not wear cosmetics around the mouth, as they may be inadvertently transferred in the surgical area during the procedure. Prior to surgery, your nose, cheeks, lips, and chin will be disinfected.

Time

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • Time is set aside specifically to place your procedure. We have reserved enough time to ensure that the operation proceeds smoothly so that the outcome will be successful. If you feel you will have any problem keeping your appointment, please give us as much notice as possible so that we might utilize your time for another patient.

Alcohol

  • Consumption of alcohol must be avoided, 24 hours prior to the surgery.
Post-treatment instructions

Activity

  • After your appointment when anesthetic has been used, your lips, teeth and tongue may be numb for several hours. Avoid any chewing on the side of the treated tooth until the numbness has completely worn off.

Diet

  • Avoid chewing sticky foods (especially gum). Avoid biting hard foods and hard substances, such as ice, fingernails, and pencils. If possible, chew only on the opposite side of your mouth.

Pain

  • It's normal to experience some discomfort for several days after treatment, especially when chewing.

Medication

  • To control discomfort, take pain medication as recommended by your dentist. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time, even if all symptoms and signs of infection are gone.
  • If you were not prescribed a pain medication by us but are experiencing pain after your appointment, we recommend taking over the counter pain medication. We recommend ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin) or naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox). Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with pain medications or should swelling develop, please call our office.

Oral Hygiene

  • It's important to continue to brush and floss normally.

Swelling

  • If you have signs of swelling or increasing pain, or if you have any further discomfort or concerns, do let your dentist know.
Call your specialist if...
  • You develop an allergic reaction (rash, itching etc.)
  • You develop a fever
  • You develop a swelling
  • You notice a pimple forming on your gums
  • You have difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Pain increases over time and or becomes severe
  • You have any concerns or questions

Email: care@tridentsmilesdental.com

Phone: (408) 505-1777

If you are unable to contact your dentist and are in pain or have other concerns, go to your nearest emergency room.

If you experience any life-threatening problems, call 911 immediately for assistance.

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