Dental Bridges in Sunnyvale
Durable replacements for missing teeth
A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Replacement teeth made from porcelain are cemented to your own natural teeth which have been altered to act as anchors for the bridge.
Dental bridges are made from porcelain fused to metal or, in the appropriate circumstances, Dr. Au can also make an all-ceramic bridge.
Dental Implants for missing teeth
While dental bridges have been a very workable solution for missing teeth for many years, recent advances in implant dentistry have made dental implants the preferred solutions for most dentists. Dr. Au recommends dental implants for missing teeth as they are a more natural solution.
Bridges require adjacent, often healthy, teeth to be cut down in order to be capped so that the false teeth can be cemented to them. This is an irreversible process and cutting down teeth can weaken the teeth, making them more vulnerable to decay.
Dental implants look, feel and act like natural teeth and, when the treatment is done properly, can last a lifetime.
$49 Exam, X-rays and Consultation
Modern technology has made implants accessible to most people. In the past people were refused this treatment alternative if they had certain health conditions or habits, such as smoking, or if they had too little bone. These issues are no longer an impediment to treatment with implants and now the majority of patients can take advantage of this technology.
Dr. Au offers a New Patient Special of exam, X-rays and consultation to evaluate what treatment options would best suit your case, and budget. He’ll go over how the procedures work and the pros and cons of each, answering any questions you have. Only $49.
To make an appointment, call 408‑245‑5812 or click here to request an appointment online.