Does it really matter whether you choose a bridge or implant? To begin with, let’s review why it’s so important that you replace missing teeth, at all.

Save Your Smile with a Quality Restoration

A missing tooth does more than leave an unsightly gap in your smile. That gap can lead to the surrounding teeth shifting out of place. When this happens, it takes even more work to get your smile straightened out. Teeth that have drifted out of their normal positions are subject to uneven pressure from your bite. This means that you could be looking at uneven wear, jaw pain, and possible fractures.

To add to this, crooked and overlapping teeth are more prone to developing decay and gum disease around them because it’s harder’s harder to keep them clean. The bottom line is that replacing a missing tooth with a dental restoration will keep your smile straight and healthy.

Dental Bridges: The Quick Solution

A dental bridge generally consists of two dental crowns with a false tooth suspended between them. These crowns are secured onto the natural teeth at either end of the gap. The false tooth sits just above the gums in a way that it won’t put any weight on your gums but fits snugly enough to look like a natural tooth.

You can expect to have your smile completed in less than a month when you choose a dental bridge. The bridge is intended to last for a long time – ten to fifteen years, in most cases. The nature of crowns, however, is that they will eventually need to be updated due to wear and/or new decay.

Your dental bridge will require some special care at home. You need to make sure you clean underneath it daily with floss and floss around the teeth with the crowns. With diligent care, you can get a lot of mileage out of a bridge!

Dental Implants: A New Smile For Life

Dental implants are the closest you’ll come to enjoying your natural teeth again. The implant is screw made of biocompatible metal that is fitted into the bone where a tooth root used to be. This strong implant is allowed time to heal and integrate with the bone. Later, a crown is designed to be fitted over the cap of the implant.

An implant is a lifelong solution. Because it replaces a natural tooth, you take care of it just as you would a natural tooth with regular brushing and flossing. An implant requires careful planning and preparation, but it could end up being your easiest dental restoration.

Making the Right Choice

Dr. Alizadeh and the rest of our team are happy to offer both bridge and implant restorative options here at Marconi Dental Group. A combination of bridge and implant therapy is also possible! When you schedule a consultation at our Carmichael office, you’ll learn which solution best fits your lifestyle and needs.

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Dr. Fischer

Dr. Fischer comes from Sandy City Utah, where he graduated from the University of Utah with a background in Medical Biology. Dr. Fischer then was awarded his DDS degree from Loma Linda University here in California. Prior to that, Dr. Fischer worked alongside his father for several years as a design engineer at his father’s dental company. Dr. Fischer has a strong passion for dentistry, he believes in providing his patients with the most modern and up-to-date procedures, and he truly enjoys the variations of procedures he gets to perform daily.

When not practicing dentistry, he can be found spending time with his family. Dr. Fischer and his wife Brittany have twins Kaitly and Kyle, and son Johnny. Outside of his professional activities, Dr. Fischer is also a true adventurist. He has travelled to many countries and enjoys backpacking, scuba diving, para gliding, camping, and hunting just to name a few.

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Dr. Huang

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang received his Degree in Dental Surgery in his hometown of Taipei, Taiwan and then went on to receive his Masters in Science and Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.

He has been practicing dentistry since 1992 and his area of specialty is Prosthodontics, the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems. Prosthodontics involves the restoration of missing teeth and jaw structure. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang is also a Diplomate of the (ABP) American Board of Prosthodontics and an active member of the (CDA) California Dental Association and the (AAFP) American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and a fellow of the (ACP) American College of Prosthodontists. He is also fluent in Mandarin!

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang was fortunate enough to find his calling at a young age. He grew up watching his grandmother struggle with her dentures on many occasions and has been determined to help others just like her ever since. He is truly passionate about his work and finds great joy in creating beautiful smiles for his patients whether it be on their own or with the help of dental implants. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang makes it his personal mission to educate his patients and community on the importance of oral health and does so with honesty, professionalism and care.

When Dr. Y. Vinny Huang isn’t practicing dentistry or assisting the community, you will find him spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys being outdoors and staying active whether it be swimming, golfing or playing tennis.

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Dr. Visagé

Dr. Visagé graduated his dental degree from University of Pretoria in South Africa (1999). He practiced general dentistry in South Africa and England until 2002. He went on and completed a residency program in Periodontics and Oral Medicine, in South Africa to attain his Masters degree in 2006. He established a successful private specialist practice in Periodontics and Dental Implants. During that time he also served as secretary of the South African Society of Periodontology and still holds specialist registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

 

In 2014, Dr. Visagé and his family relocated to California, and he was invited to the prestigious Program for International Dentists at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In 2015, he received the OKU Dental Honour Society Dr Kramer S Award from the UCSF School of Dentistry. In 2016 he received the Dental Honour Society Membership Award and also the Award for Clinical Excellence & Mentoring (UCSF).  He obtained his American Doctorate of Dental Surgery (UCSF) in 2016.

 

The most enjoyable part of his work is getting to know the patients and being able to play a role in improving oral health, which contributes to quality of life. He is truly passionate about dentistry, but strikes a balance between his professional and personal lives.  He maintains his fitness through running, biking and hiking with his family. 

Dr. Visagé and his wife Karlien, have  a  daughter and a son.  When time allows, he and his family enjoys travelling and spending time together. They travel to South Africa as often as time allows, but also enjoy road trips in the USA.