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Scott E. Keith, DDS, MS, FACP
Quincy Gibbs, DDS



Dental Bridge Walnut Creek, CA


In years past, missing teeth were commonly seen as people became older. It altered their look, their speech, and their diet. Today, people are living longer, healthier lives, and they want their teeth to make the journey with them. At Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek, we agree, we want your teeth to have the same longevity as you. If you have lost teeth, we can protect your neighboring teeth while improving your look and ability to eat your regular diet with the placement of a dental bridge.

A dental bridge is recommended to replace one or multiple missing teeth. It is cemented into place, making it non-removable. Dental bridge is similar to a crown in materials used and look, except that they are used to replace missing teeth using two healthy teeth or implant posts to serve as anchors with the false teeth in the middle. A bridge may also be used to strengthen or splint teeth which are weakened by periodontal disease and bone loss. Patients wear dental bridges to:

•  Replace a Missing Tooth: Missing teeth is problematic. There will be noticeable immediate changes and long term changes that you may not realize come from the missing tooth. We can prevent those problems with a dental bridge.
•  Improve Facial Shape: One problem that comes from missing teeth is changed in your facial shape. Missing teeth includes bone loss in the jaw, causing the facial structure to become sunken and smaller in appearance, this is often associated with looking older.
•  Prevent Shifting: Missing teeth leaves space for neighboring teeth to shift out of control. As they move, this can cause changes in your bite, sometimes resulting in TMJ dysfunction which can be troublesome or even painful.
•  Improve ability to chew: Missing teeth can make some foods more difficult to chew. You may not notice immediately, but many patients start slowly eliminating foods from their diet, or they may only chew on the other side of their mouth. Both of these changes can be problematic to your health, either physical health or oral health.
•  Improve ability to Speak: Missing teeth can result in changes to your speech. You may have difficulty in saying certain sounds or develop a whistle, or another form of breathiness to your speech.


Fabricated in a laboratory, single crowns and bridges are custom made and created to fit into your dentition. We offer custom shading and shaping of your new teeth in our laboratory to offer you the most natural appearing restorations possible! With your new customized dental bridge ready, you will then be contacted to schedule an appointment for proper fitting. During your fitting, Dr. Keith and Dr. Gibbs will check your dental bridge, how it fits, and then make any adjustments, once the fit is perfect, we will then cement or bond your new dental bridge into place, where it should solidly stay. We will continue to check the appliances status and the strength of its bond during your checkups.

Our dentists, [Dr. Keith and Dr. Gibbs are here to answer your questions about dental crowns, which can be used to cover damaged or weakened teeth or to place over your tooth implant. We can also answer your questions about dental bridges, which will replace a single or multiple missing teeth, and we can attach your bridge to healthy teeth or implant posts. Contact our Walnut Creek at (925) 266-3550.




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Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Mon, Wed, Thurs:    7:30 am - 4:30 pm


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