Dental Bridges – Beverly Hills, CA
Say Goodbye to Unsightly Gaps
Tooth loss is common issue that affects numerous people all across the country. In fact, approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. The good news is that just because you’re missing a tooth doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life without it. At My Dental Office of Beverly Hills, we offer customized dental bridges to restore the appearance and function of your smile. If you’re ready to say goodbye to unsightly gaps, contact our office so we can get you started with an initial consultation.
Why Choose My Dental Office of Beverly Hills for Dental Bridges?
- Customized for Natural Appearance
- Dental Insurance Welcome
- Saturday Appointments Available
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a type of restoration that’s used to replace consecutive missing teeth. This could be anywhere from one tooth to four teeth in a row. The bridge is composed of two crowns and a number of replacement teeth known as “pontics.” The crowns are anchored on the adjacent teeth or implants depending on the type of bridge you end up getting. Bridges can be made from a variety of different materials, but porcelain is usually the best choice for a strong and natural-looking restoration.
Types of Dental Bridges
If it is determined that you make a good candidate for a dental bridge, you could end up with one of two different types: a traditional bridge or an implant bridge. Here is what each one consists of:
If you still have healthy teeth on either side of the gap that needs to be filled in, a traditional bridge is ideal. The teeth that support dental crowns are known as “abutment teeth,” and they need to be altered slightly for the bridge to fit properly. This type of restoration can be placed in just a few visits and is typically more affordable than their implant alternative.
Dental implant bridges can be used when there are three or more missing teeth in a row. Instead of being placed over abutment teeth, the crowns are placed on the titanium posts that merge with the jaw and act as artificial tooth roots. Implant bridges last longer than traditional bridges on average and help to prevent jawbone deterioration in the future as a result of tooth loss.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
A dental bridge is a relatively simple yet cost effective option for replacing missing teeth. In addition to providing strength and stability for chewing and speaking, they help to maintain the shape of your face. They also keep your natural teeth from shifting out of place and causing misalignment issues later on.
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