Dental Bridges – Studio City, CA
Fill the Gap in Your Smile!
If you’ve lost a tooth, you know how challenging it can be to complete daily tasks. This includes chewing your food, speaking clearly, and smiling without feeling self-conscious. The good news is that there are a variety of tooth replacement options out there to fill in the missing spaces. At Studio City Dental Arts, we offer customized dental bridges to restore the appearance and function of your smile. To learn more about dental bridges or to find out if one is right for you, give us a call to schedule your next visit.
Why Choose Studio City Dental Arts for Dental Bridges?
- Customized for Optimal Comfort
- Flexible Financing Options
- Saturday Appointments Available
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a restoration that is used to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. Generally, this is anywhere from one to four teeth in a row. A bridge comprises two dental crowns and the replacement teeth, also called the “pontics.” The crowns will be anchored onto your adjacent teeth or dental implants depending on the type of bridge that you end up getting. This restoration can be made from a variety of durable, natural-looking materials.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are two different types of dental bridges that meet different needs. Here is what you can expect from both of them.
Traditional Dental Bridges
For patients who still have healthy teeth on either side of the gap, a traditional denture is usually ideal. The teeth that support the dental crowns are known as “abutment teeth,” and they are altered slightly so the bridge fits comfortably in the mouth. This type of restoration can be placed in just a few visits to the dental office and is typically the more affordable type of bridge.
If you don’t have healthy adjacent teeth, surgically implanted metal posts, also known as dental implants, can provide an alternative. Dental implants can be used when there are three or more missing teeth in a row. Implant bridges last longer than traditional bridges on average, and they also prevent bone loss from occurring over time.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge
Here are just some of the many benefits you can experience when you opt for a dental bridge:
- Prevents dental drift
- Improves self-esteem
- Improves chewing ability
- Lowers risk of oral health issues
- Improves speech articulation