A resin bonded bridge is a cost effective fix in San Francisco for missing teeth
Crowns and resin bonded bridges play an important role in the broad spectrum of dental treatment options offered by Dr. Leo Arellano, General & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Francisco.
Dental implants and porcelain veneers have surpassed crowns and bridges in popularity in recent years, but the advancements in the design and materials used for bridgework now make them a more cost-effective choice to replace one or two teeth. Modern bridges have increased durability and enhanced esthetic appeal.
Where Used and Design
Resin bonded bridges are primarily used to replace front teeth, or incisors, where the bite strength required is not as powerful as that for the back teeth. They are the result of conservative dentistry, which advocates minimizing tooth preparation and keeping enamel intact to help protect the overall health of the teeth. The bridge is made with wing shaped attachments connected to an artificial tooth. This artificial replacement tooth is made of resin or porcelain material to mimic your natural teeth.
The bridge is attached using a resin composite cement to the teeth on both sides of the span. These anchor teeth are minimally prepped to accept the resin bonded bridge. A small amount of enamel is removed from the inner sides of both teeth so the bridge can adhere to them firmly. The resin bonded bridge placement procedure takes about an hour and costs approximately 50% less than a conventional bridge or dental implant.
Studies show over 80% of resin bonded bridges on front teeth are still functioning after 15 years, and patients are satisfied with the functionality and look that these prosthetics provide.
To learn more about how a resin bonded bridge may be the best solution to replace missing teeth, contact Dr. Leo Arellano at 415-881-4343, or stop by 3030 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94118.