Announcement from Berkeley Prosthodontics (updated April 2, 2020):

Dear Berkeley Prosthodontics Patients,

In light of the evolving pandemic and strong suggestions by public health officials, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our practice from March 16, 2020 to May 3, 2020. We do not make this decision lightly, however our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, staff and community. If you have an appointment scheduled with us during those weeks, our office will be in touch to help reschedule your appointment. In the case of emergency situations, we WILL have a dentist on call.

If you need emergency dental care, please call Dr. Au’s emergency dental line at 1-925-529-4704.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and the guidance from the county, state and the CDC. For now, we will determine on a weekly basis when it is appropriate for us to return to our normal business hours.

Again, please understand that we are making this decision with the health and well-being of our patients, our families, our team and our community in mind.
We thank you for your patience during this challenging time and wish all of you continued health.

Amy Au, Barbara Curtis, and the Berkeley Prosthodontics Dental Team
Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry
dental bridge | berkeley ca

Why Patients Choose Dental Bridges

June 29, 2019
Posted By: Amy S. Au DDS
Dental Bridges | Berkeley

If you’re looking into tooth replacement options, you might wonder why you would choose a dental bridge over a dental implant. While implants offer many benefits, bridges have their own unique advantages. When you opt for dental bridges in Berkeley, CA, it’s probably for one of the following reasons.

Faster Placement

A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that is anchored to the teeth on either side. The dental bridge process is relatively fast compared with the dental implant process. With implants, it takes four to six months after the initial surgery before you receive the final implant. With dental bridges, you can fill the gap in your smile soon after having a tooth extracted. 

Inadequate Bone Mass

Dental bridges do not require a certain amount of healthy bone mass, as dental implants do. If you don’t have enough good-quality bone for a dental implant, you may qualify for a bone graft. However, choosing a dental bridge avoids multiple surgical procedures and the additional cost of bone grafting.

A Non-Surgical Option

Certain people aren’t eligible for implant surgery due to medical conditions, poor oral health, or medications. A dental bridge is less invasive than a dental implant and may offer the perfect solution.

Lower Initial Cost

Dental bridges cost significantly less than implants, and for some people, that is a major consideration. While dental implants can last a lifetime, the crown portion does need to be replaced periodically due to wear and tear. 

When you lose a tooth, it can create a ripple effect on your oral health. If you’re concerned about a missing tooth or will soon be having a tooth extracted, contact us to learn more about dental bridges in our Berkeley, CA dentist office. We have solutions for missing teeth.

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