At Samuel Yee DDS INC, we remove teeth as a last resort to save your smile from a tooth that is too affected by trauma or tooth decay to benefit from root canal treatment. Depending on your needs and preferences, Dr. Samuel Yee DDS may recommend a dental bridge.
If you don’t know much of the nature of dental bridges, they are appliances comprised of one or more synthetic teeth fused with dental crowns on either end to anchor the bridge to the closest teeth and cover the gap in your smile.
First, we will allow your gums to heal from the dental extraction before placing the dental bridge. In order to anchor the two dental crowns to your teeth, our dentist will remove all of the tooth enamel from the teeth on either side of the gap, creating a pillar of dentin. Then, we create an impression of great detail that includes the empty space, abutments, and closest teeth. Finally, we cap the abutments with temporary dental crowns.
This impression is submitted to our dental lab, where skilled technicians use high-quality dental materials to custom fabricate the bridge. When it’s ready, our office receives the appliance and invites you in to have it placed. After removing the temporary crowns, we firmly cement the dental bridge with a special dental adhesive.
If you are curious about the benefits of dental bridges or feel you would benefit from receiving a dental bridge in Aliso Viejo, California, give our office a call at 949-831-3111 and schedule a time to meet with our dentist at Samuel Yee DDS INC.