Your Office for Dental Bridges in Stockton

When you're missing one or even several teeth, it can reduce the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your smile. If you're looking for a durable restorative option that mimics the appearance of your natural teeth, a dental bridge may be perfect for you. Naturally, you'll want a practice that has the skills and experience to meet your unique restorative needs. At the office of Bradley C. Louie, DDS, Inc., we're proud to offer high-quality dental bridges to Stockton and its surrounding communities.

Over the years, we've improved our offerings to include both traditional and implant-supported options. Whether you're a patient of record or just found our office, you can expect to be treated with kindness and compassion while you're under our roof. We can't wait to meet you and show how our bridges can get your smile back to looking and feeling its best. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Louie and his experienced dental team!


What Are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a unique type of restoration that restores or replaces up to three teeth in a row. Depending on the type of bridge you need, it comprises three sections: a pontic and two crowns. A single-tooth bridge will use the two neighboring teeth as its supports, while a dental implant bridge is secured by an implant post at each end.

While it may not seem important at first, even a single lost tooth can have significant consequences for your smile. Neighboring teeth can shift out of alignment, putting uneven wear on the rest of your teeth and potentially leading to jaw pain and other issues. Once Dr. Louie places your dental bridge, it protects your affected teeth and restores functionality. You can rest assured that your new bridge can provide you with years of use without fearing potential discomfort or further damage.

Our Stockton dental bridges are a popular restoration for patients from all walks of life, as their durability and versatility allow them to meet the needs of the young and old alike. Additionally, the materials used to make your bridge are tooth-colored so that it blends in with your smile.

Our Unique Approach to Dental Bridges

When you visit our dental practice for the first time, Dr. Louie will begin by conducting a comprehensive oral exam. During this exam, he'll gauge the overall condition of your teeth, gums, and surrounding oral structures. Our dentist will take this time to determine how severe the decay or trauma is and whether a bridge is the right solution for your unique needs. Once you and our dentist have agreed that a bridge is the best option for you, we'll then begin the process, which can take anywhere from 2-3 appointments, depending on the type of restoration you receive.

Our dental office is proud to offer both traditional and implant-supported bridges to cater to your unique needs. For a single-tooth bridge, our dentist will shape the neighboring teeth to make room for the crowns so they feel and function naturally and comfortably. For implant-supported bridges, our practice will coordinate with a trusted specialist to place dental implant posts in your smile, while we top them off with a beautiful and functional bridge.

Bridges FAQs

Although you may have heard of dental bridges, you might not completely understand what they entail. That's why our communicative and friendly dental team is here to answer any questions you may have about them. Some of the most frequently asked questions about our Stockton dental bridges include:

How do I care for my new bridge at home?

We recommend you care for your new dental bridge by performing your daily oral hygiene routine, like with your natural teeth. Also, reducing your consumption of hard or sticky foods can help you maximize the functionality of your bridge and prevent it from being damaged.

Your dental bridge is a permanent restoration. While our dentist can remove your dental bridge to make repairs to it, you cannot remove it yourself.

With proper care and regular dental appointments, your bridge can last anywhere from 5-15 years.

Yes. Our team will work with you to create a treatment plan that can include dental bridges, crowns, veneers, and composite fillings.

Stockton Dental Bridges You Can Rely On

At the dental practice of Bradley C. Louie, DDS, Inc., we offer high-quality dental bridges to restore your smile's beauty and functionality. Our skilled dentist and his staff strive to make your experience from the reception area to the exam chair as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment and get the Stockton dental bridges you need!