Connect Your Smile and Build Its Strength
Protect Your Lost Teeth
Strengthen Your Smile
When you are suffering from a lost or missing tooth, your remaining teeth may shift or move into the empty space and cause a change in your bite or face shape. As a result, the way you chew, bite, or speak can change, your risks for developing gum disease increase, and even your jaw may rest differently. Dental bridges support the proper alignment of your teeth to support a healthy bite and fill the gap between one or more missing teeth. If losing a tooth has made it difficult to enjoy life or has created a change in your dental health, give us a call at 619-280-9100 to schedule an appointment.
Health Risks of Tooth Loss
Losing Teeth Is More Common Than You Think
Most Americans over the age of 35 have lost at least one adult tooth. For many, the loss of a tooth can feel embarrassing or make it difficult to feel comfortable eating or smiling with friends. After tooth loss, it’s important to replace a missing tooth not only for your sense of comfort but also to reduce certain related oral health risks after tooth loss:
- Deterioration of the surrounding bone in the jaw
- Loosened or dislodged surrounding teeth
- Change in face shape that may look sunken or aged
- Change in bite resulting in jaw pain or TMJ pain (TMD)
- Increased risks of developing gum disease or a dental injury
Dental issues are often prone to worsen over time if left untreated by an experienced dentist. At New Image Dental it is our goal to gently but effectively treat any oral health problems to preserve your dental health and restore the look and feel of your smile.
What is a Dental Bridge?
What Types Do We Use
Dental crowns and bridges (or fixed partial dentures) attach artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth to fill the space where one or more teeth are missing. Made from connecting one or more artificial teeth (or pontics) to a strong gum-colored acrylic or plastic base, they may be bonded permanently in place or can be removable depending on your specific needs. Some partial dentures utilize metal “wings” to attach to adjacent remaining teeth to stabilize the denture into place.
Your Appointment At New Image Dental
Come See Our Team
When you sit down with Dr. Leslie or Dr. Scott, you can feel comfortable that all treatment options will be discussed to find your ideal treatment method. If you decide that a bridge is right for you, we will use our state-of-the-art 3D Dental Imaging and CEREC technology to create a comprehensive mold of your mouth and then custom design your ideal dental bridge. Our practice not only provides some of the most efficient services in modern dentistry, but we design our treatments to be built-to-last and fully functional for many years. If you have any questions about how dental bridges may work for you, give us a call at 619-280-9100 or check out our services page to learn more about our restorative dental services.
The Advantage of Modern Dentistry
Our team at New Image Dental attends seminars year-round and studies the latest in dental technology to keep trained and informed on the best treatment methods and technology. Using cutting-edge CEREC technology, crowns and dental implants are crafted in-office in a fraction of the time of traditional dental services; patients require less appointments for their treatments and spend less time in the office. No matter what your dental needs may be, we’ve designed our treatments to consider your health and comfort in a caring office.
Soft Tissue Laser Therapy?
Your Gums Look Pretty In Pink
Nearly half of all Americans suffer from gum disease which is the number one cause of tooth loss. Soft tissue laser therapy targets areas where gum disease forms and sanitizes the affected areas, reducing the risks of developing gum disease again in the future. Our soft laser therapy treatment also uses gingival contouring to remove excess tissue or to prepare the mouth and gums for veneer placement. Our soft tissue laser therapy is just one of the ways we improve patient health and satisfaction at New Image Dental in Mission Valley.
A modern dental practice
As we get older we realize that our teeth are one of the most valuable assets to our health. By practicing conservative care and encouraging regular visits to the dentist, our team at New Image Dental makes it easier for patients to enjoy healthier, stronger smiles in a calming and friendly atmosphere.