Cross the Bridge to a Better Smile
Missing teeth affect dental alignment, impair eating and speech, and can make you hesitant to show your smile to the world. Quality dental bridgework can last a decade or more and provide the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. This semi-permanent tooth replacement treatment is an excellent option for individuals who are missing only a few teeth and have healthy teeth on either side that can be used to anchor the bridge. Experienced dentist Dr. Kerri Hill can restore your smile beautifully by placing our Beverly Hills dental bridges for you at The Art of Dental Wellness.
A Lasting Solution for Missing Teeth
A dental bridge consists of one or more prosthetic teeth that are fixed to crowns on either side of the section of missing teeth. Bridges can be made from metals, ceramics, or both. Because they are bonded to existing teeth, they can last a decade or more.
Our welcoming staff and beautiful practice will make you feel right at home during your visits. The Art of Dental Wellness offers thoughtful, state-of-the-art services to make your treatments more effective and enjoyable. If you have put off professional dental care due to anxiety about going to the dentist, ask us about sedation dentistry. We also offer PRF therapy to help with healing from dental procedures.
Bridge Your Gaps
Are you looking for a reliable tooth replacement solution? Well, consider these benefits that come with a tooth bridge:
If you'd like to find out if you're a candidate for dental bridges Beverly Hills dentist, Dr. Kerri Hill, can address that and answer any other questions you have about the procedure and other tooth replacement options during a consultation. Call The Art of Dental Wellness today to schedule!
Taking Patient Care to New Heights
Has tooth loss robbed you of your attractive smile and proper mouth function? Do you want to learn more about dental bridges and our other tooth replacement solutions?
Then please get in touch with The Art Of Dental Wellness. Dr. Hill will determine if you are a candidate for a tooth bridge or offer an alternative, such as a dental implant. So, don’t wait to restore your healthy smile. We serve all communities in the Beverly Hills, CA, area.
How Are Tooth Bridges Placed?
The restoration bridges the gap left by tooth loss, just as the name states. A custom-made dental bridge consists of two crowns and a replacement tooth. Your dentist places the caps over two or more anchoring teeth on either side of the space. Dental bridgework is made from ceramics, metals, or both. For that reason, Dr. Hill will discuss the benefits of each material with you. That way, we can determine the best choice for your case. Two visits are needed to complete the procedure. Dentists who do bridges will prepare the affected teeth during the first appointment. Then impressions or a digital scan are taken to create the final restoration. In the meantime, you will be fit to a temporary bridge to protect the prepared teeth. Your Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist removes the temporary bridgework when you return the second time. After any necessary adjustments are made, the permanent bridge is cemented.
How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
Typically, tooth bridges last about 5 to 15 years. But with good dental hygiene practices, they can last even longer. A fixed bridge can last more than a decade with regular oral health checkups and good home care.
We will show you how to care for and clean your teeth once the bridge is in place. Make sure to follow all instructions for home care to prevent food buildup under the bridge. Come in for all regularly scheduled checkups and cleanings.
The placement of a dental bridge requires the tooth in front of the missing tooth and the tooth in the back of the tooth to be prepared and protected with porcelain. Regular cleanings with our hygienist will help you maintain your bridge health in the long term.
Many insurance policies provide at least partial coverage of bridges. Check with your provider for details. We can also work with your provider to determine your total out-of-pocket cost.
A dental bridge is a permanent fixture that is most useful when a small number of teeth are missing. Partial dentures may be indicated when more teeth are missing and there are not enough teeth available to provide a secure anchor for the bridge. Partial dentures may be removable or fixed in place with dental implants.
Dental bridges, implants, and full or partial dentures are all methods used to replace missing teeth. Some methods are more appropriate for certain situations than others. Cost can also be a deciding factor when choosing the best treatment for you. We can talk you through your options and help you decide on the best choice for your case.
If you choose to have conscious IV sedation, then you should plan on having someone drive you home. The preparation phase is a quick appointment that does not require sedation unless you choose to have it. We will provide you with all the information you need to prepare for your dental bridge visits.
Kerri Hill, DDS, offers a uniquely all-encompassing, patient-focused dental treatment experience in Beverly Hills. The expert behind some of Hollywood’s best smiles, Dr. Hill’s propensity for empathy and meticulous care allow her to make patients’ dreams a reality. Begin building your best smile with a comprehensive consultation at The Art of Dental Wellness.
416 N Bedford Dr Suite 409, Beverly Hills, CA 90210