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Dental bridges fill the gaps between teeth to complete your beautiful smile

Whether you have lost your teeth at the front or back of your mouth, you should fill that gap immediately. Missing teeth yield numerous oral complications, including teeth misalignment, reduced chewing ability, speech issues, and degraded oral health. Thankfully, whether you are missing one or more teeth, unsightly gaps can be closed with dental bridges. Once in place, a dental bridge helps you regain confidence and comfort when smiling, eating, or talking.

Troubled by your mouth spaces due to missing teeth? Mid-Valley Dental Care, serving Northridge and its environs, can help. Drs. Terence Lau, Casey Lau, and Kayla Lau install durable and natural-looking dental bridges to rebuild your beautiful smile.

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are prosthetics used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges consist of artificial teeth (pontics) anchored on either side of the gap with healthy teeth (abutments) reinforced with dental crowns. Dental bridges can be made from porcelain, metal, or a mixture of both. We prefer porcelain dental bridges because they are natural looking and bio-compatible with many patients.

Types of dental bridges

Dental bridges come in many sizes and shapes. Depending on your dental needs, we may prescribe one of the below dental bridges.

  • Traditional dental bridge: It’s the most common type of dental bridge. It consists of artificial teeth that fill the gap left by the lost teeth. Conventional dental bridges are supported by dental crowns placed on healthy teeth on either side of the gap.
  • Cantilever bridges: They are preferable when you have missing teeth on one side of the gap. This means only one tooth (secured with a crown) supports the bridge.
  • Maryland bonded bridges: These use the same structure as traditional bridges, but instead of getting support from crowns, they are anchored by a metal or porcelain framework. These bridges don’t require modification of the adjacent teeth. We simply bond the framework on the back of the teeth.
  • Implant-supported bridge: If you don’t have healthy teeth on either side of the gap, we can install implants to support the dental bridge. Implant bridges don’t interfere with adjacent, healthy teeth and can be used to replace several missing teeth.

What does the dental bridge treatment involve? You need at least two dental appointments to benefit from dental bridges. The initial appointment involves oral examination, preparing the abutment teeth, and taking bite impressions. We then send your molds to a dental lab to craft your bridge. Until your permanent bridge is ready, you will wear a temporary bridge to protect your prepped teeth.

After your bridge is fabricated, we will bond it to your teeth and make several adjustments until your bite feels natural. Once you get used to your bridge, it will be so seamless that you will forget you ever lost teeth.

Reclaim your smile today with dental bridges

Ready to overcome your “gappy” smile with natural-looking dental bridges? Don’t let missing teeth hinder your confidence! If you are in Northridge, CA, and its environs, please dial (818) 886-3500 to schedule an appointment with Mid-Valley Dental Care. 

Terence Lau, DDS, FICOI, FAACP

Dr. Terence

Casey Lau, DDS

Dr. Casey

Kayla Lau, D.D.S.

Dr. Kayla

Dr. Terence Lau, DDS, FICOI, FAACP, is a distinguished dental professional with a rich history of education and training, spanning over three decades. His unwavering commitment to excellence and relentless pursuit of advanced knowledge have solidified his reputation as a leader in the field of dentistry.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Cell-Molecular Biology from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Dr. Terence Lau attained his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC where he acquired an insatiable thirst for knowledge which led him to pursue advanced training in Periodontal Prosthodontics at the University of Washington School of Dentistry where he was introduced to dental implantology by it's inventor, Per Ingvar Branemark. Throughout his illustrious career, he has continuously improved his expertise through advanced continuing education, covering surgical and restorative implant dentistry, orthodontics, occlusion and full mouth reconstruction and smile design, TMJ and dento-facial orthopedics, sleep apnea, sedation dentistry, implant-assisted orthodontics, clear aligner therapy, regenerative periodontics and bone augmentation, and laser dentistry with a special focus on minimally invasive CT guided Bio-Aesthetic Implant Surgery, soft and hard tissue regeneration and cutting-edge laser dentistry.

Dr. Terence Lau's commitment to staying at dentistry's forefront is reflected in his memberships and fellowships in prestigious organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Oral Implantology,

American Society of Osseointegration, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), American Association for Functional Orthodontics, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, not to mention the American Dental Association (ADA) and the California Dental Association (CDA).

In his unwavering pursuit of advancing dental knowledge, Dr. Terence Lau founded Bio-Aesthetic Implant and Laser Solutions, dedicated to educating and mentoring fellow dentists in the areas of Dental Implantology and Laser Dentistry. He's a nationally recognized lecturer, sharing expertise on topics like Simplified Dental Implant Surgery.

His brother, Dr. Casey Lau, DDS, embarked upon his dental career in 2002 upon joining Dr. Terence Lau and team at Mid-Valley Dental Care. He received his Doctorate of Dental Science degree from the esteemed UCLA School of Dentistry after attaining his Bachelor of Science in Biology from UCLA.

At Mid-Valley Dental Care, Dr. Casey Lau practices a comprehensive dental philosophy centered around the principles of minimally invasive bioesthetic dentistry, with an emphasis on occlusion and orthodontics, cosmetic enhancements, regenerative periodontal therapies, and the cutting-edge realm of laser dentistry. His proficiency extends to advanced disciplines such as implantology, orthodontics, clear aligner therapy (notably Invisalign), and the art of oral sedation.

Constantly seeking innovation in dentistry, he holds membership within a constellation of professional affiliations. These include esteemed organizations such as the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Academy of Osseointegration, the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) , American Academy of Clear Aligners, and the International Association for Orthodontics.

Beyond the realms of clinical practice, Dr. Casey Lau’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to oral healthcare innovation are epitomized through his joint venture with his wife in establishing Elims Oral Care, which boasts a unique line of eco-conscious oral care products. Among these offerings, his brainchild features a range of Nano-Hydroxyapatite toothpaste and fully dissolvable whitening strips, symbolizing a testament to his enduring dedication to holistic dental well-being.

They were later joined by Dr. Kayla Lau, DDS, RDH. Dr. Kayla Lau is a dedicated dental professional whose journey in dentistry began as a dental hygienist and culminated in her earning a DDS from the prestigious University of Southern California (USC). It was during her training at USC where she discovered that her passion lies in Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry, learning from pioneers like Dr. Pascal Magne. With a relentless commitment to excellence, she specializes in a wide range of dental services, including restorative and aesthetic dentistry, and the artful use of neuromodulators (i.e. Botox) and dermal fillers for orofacial pain relief, smile enhancement, and facial aesthetics.

Beyond her clinical expertise, Dr. Kayla is deeply committed to giving back to the community. She has been known to enjoy volunteering her time and skills to support underprivileged communities by providing essential dental hygiene care, dental work, and oral cancer screenings. Her altruistic spirit reflects her dedication to improving oral health and overall well-being in underserved populations.

As an active member of several professional organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry, San Fernando Valley Dental Society, Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics, as well as the American Dental Association (ADA) and the California Dental Association (CDA) Dr. Kayla remains at the forefront of dental innovation.

Specializing in treatments like aesthetic bonding, veneers, crowns, inlays/onlays, Invisalign, orofacial pain relief, and facial balancing, Dr. Kayla Lau's expertise, passion for Biomimetic Dentistry, and dedication to community service make her a compassionate and highly skilled professional committed to enhancing your oral health and transforming your smile.

Real Patients. Real Results.