We offer services for Bridges at both of our locations, in Redding, CA and Red Bluff, CA.

Dental Bridges

Bridges consist of a replacement tooth, supported by neighboring crowns, which "bridges" the space left by a missing tooth. 
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    We do dental bridges in our Redding office
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    We do dental bridges in our Red Bluff office

About dental bridges

If you’ve lost teeth due to accident, injury, or disease, we can create a permanent bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge consists of an artificial replacement tooth, supported by neighboring crowns and “bridging” the space left by a missing tooth. 

A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth. It can correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.

It’s important to replace missing teeth, whether with a bridge, implant or other dental work. Without attention, missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift, damaging your jaw and teeth and leading to increased dental problems like TMJ disorder. They also can be embarrassing or unsightly, leading many patients to avoid smiling and laughing. A bridge can help restore your confidence, appearance and oral health. 

what to expect with dental bridges

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It’s fixed to two surrounding teeth, called abutment teeth, with the use of crowns. There are a few different styles of bridges, and different bridge materials are available. 

Every patient’s treatment needs differ and the style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health of the anchor teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your teeth. If the anchor teeth aren’t strong enough for a bridge application, we may recommend treatment with an implant instead. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis. Each bridge, implant, denture or replacement tooth is custom-made to match your smile and fit with your natural teeth. 

The process of getting a bridge includes preparing the anchor teeth and taking detailed impressions of your teeth. Often, you can expect to have a temporary bridge while your permanent one is being made. 

Once your permanent bridge is ready, it will be placed and bonded to your teeth. Most bridges can be expected to last from 5 to 10 years with good daily care and regular preventive cleanings from your dental hygienist.

How to Care for Dental Bridges

Adapting proper dental care habits can help add longevity not only to your dental bridges but also to your surrounding natural teeth. It is common for food to become lodged beneath or beside bridges, which can cause plaque build-up and tooth decay. In severe cases of unaddressed plaque, the decay can actually cause the bridge to fail. In addition to regularly brushing and flossing your natural teeth, dental bridges require daily care as well including:

  • Brushing the teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • Flossing between the natural teeth and the bridge
  • Flossing underneath the bridge with additional oral hygiene tools
  • Rinsing the teeth regularly with a fluoride mouthwash
  • Getting your teeth checked and professionally cleaned by a dentist on a regular basis

 

Additionally, avoiding chewy or tough foods such as nut shells and hard candy can also help preserve the integrity of your dental bridge. Although dental bridges are not as strong as natural teeth, they can last decades with proper maintenance and care. 

Who Needs Dental Bridges and Why 

Dental bridge placement can help prevent the issues that can result from having missing teeth and can be customized to blend in with the shape, color, and texture of your surrounding natural teeth. Adults who are missing one or more consecutive teeth may be recommended for dental bridges to:

  • Restore the functionality of the teeth for normal chewing and eating
  • Maintain a normal appearance without visibly missing teeth
  • Prevent speech impediments that can occur when teeth are missing
  • Keep the bone and gum tissues that once supported the missing teeth from degrading when bridges with implants are present

 

As dental bridges rely on healthy teeth and gums for the crowns to stay anchored, candidates who have gum disease may need to wait until gum health has been fully restored to help ensure the success of the dental bridge procedure. During your consultation, our team will assess your medical history and condition and discuss all of your treatment options with you to determine if you are a candidate for dental bridges.

Dental Bridges in Redding CA

At Moore and Pascarella, we combine high quality dental care with a great patient experience. Reach out to our office today to schedule your consultation and find out if you are a candidate for dental bridges. 

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Service availability:

We have two convenient, locally-owned locations to serve you better. See where we offer dental bridges below:

  • Moore & Pascarella Redding

    Our Redding dental office is located just outside of downtown Redding on Sonoma Street, east of the Benton Airpark. Call Open Map Request appointment
  • Moore & Pascarella Red Bluff

    Our Red Bluff office is conveniently located on Jefferson Street, just three blocks west of Main Street. Call Open Map Request appointment

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OUR DENTAL CARE PHILOSOPHY

Patient-centered dentistry for the whole family.

We’re a family dentist first and foremost, and we want to serve your whole family’s dental needs. We offer a wide range of dental services— from pediatric checkups, to Invisalign, to dentures— aimed at taking care of patients of all ages.

We take the time to treat every single patient with compassion and care, ensuring your always comfortable, informed and pain-free during and after your time in our office. Come experience the difference of a dental care that’s truly built all around you.

OUR TECHNOLOGY

We keep up with the best dental technology for your comfort & care.

Dental technology advances quickly. Our office stays on the forefront of it, especially when it comes to technologies that make our patients’ experience in our office more pleasant, painless or carefree. From CEREC to sedation, we pride ourselves on keeping up with the technologies that matter to you.

ABOUT US

We’re proudly independent & locally-owned.

Both of our offices are co-owned by Dr. Jeff Moore, Dr. Jon Pascarella & Dr. Enos Heinzen. In a time when many dental practices are owned and run by large corporations, we’re still proudly independent. We think it gives us the ability to provide the best care and experience for you, the patient, and we hope you’ll agree.
  • Dr. Jon Pascarella

    Dr. Pascarella decided to become a cosmetic dentist after personally feeling the confidence a great smile can bring. He’s into fishing and being outdoors.Meet Dr. Pascarella
  • Dr. Jeff Moore

    Dr. Moore got into dentistry to work with all of the cool tools. He’s also a member of the International College of Dentists and a pretty decent golfer.Meet Dr. Moore
  • Dr. Enos Heinzen

    Dr. Heinzen’s favorite part about dentistry is boosting patients’ confidence with a transformed, healthy smile. He’s great with kids and is a boy scout troop leader.Meet Dr. Heinzen
  • Dr. Jon Pascarella

    Dr. Pascarella decided to become a cosmetic dentist after personally feeling the confidence a great smile can bring. He’s into fishing and being outdoors.Meet Dr. Pascarella
  • Dr. Jeff Moore

    Dr. Moore got into dentistry to work with all of the cool tools. He’s also a member of the International College of Dentists and a pretty decent golfer.Meet Dr. Moore
  • Dr. Enos Heinzen

    Dr. Heinzen’s favorite part about dentistry is boosting patients’ confidence with a transformed, healthy smile. He’s great with kids and is a boy scout troop leader.Meet Dr. Heinzen
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