Porcelain Fixed Bridges Carson CA

Porcelain Fixed Bridges

Porcelain Fixed Bridges Carson, CA

If you have a missing tooth, one of the ways we can restore it is with a dental bridge. Porcelain fixed bridges in Carson are an excellent option for someone who wants to replace a missing tooth but doesn’t have the budget for a dental implant.

Why Should I Replace a Missing Tooth?

Replacing a missing tooth might just seem like a way to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Actually, restoring missing teeth is vital to your oral and overall health. Here are two reasons why.

First, the adjacent teeth will shift to fill in the space when you’re missing a tooth. The shift creates bite misalignment that puts more pressure on certain teeth. Over time, the force of biting, chewing, or clenching can cause the tooth to break down, resulting in cracked, chipped, or fractured teeth.

Second, when your bite is out of alignment, it causes strained muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the head and neck. The strain can lead to pain, including headaches and migraines.

A dental bridge replaces the missing tooth and keeps the bite in proper alignment, reducing your risk of damage.

Porcelain Fixed Bridges Carson CA
Porcelain Fixed Bridges in Carson CA

What Is a Fixed Dental Bridge?

A fixed bridge consists of at least one dental crown fused to a pontic (fake tooth) that replaces the missing tooth. There are three types of dental bridges.

  • Traditional dental bridge: This bridge consists of two parts – the pontic and two crowns on either side. The crowns fit over the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth.
  • Cantilever bridge: This bridge consists of just one crown and a pontic.
  • Maryland bridge: This bonded bridge has wings to support the pontic instead of crowns. The wings are fused to the pontic and “hug” the adjacent teeth.

How Long Do Porcelain Bridges in Carson Last?

Most insurance companies will pay for the replacement of a dental bridge after five years. However, we’ve had many patients that have kept their bridges for 10, 15, or 20 years. Things that help a dental bridge last longer include:

  • Quality materials
  • Proper fit
  • Good oral hygiene at home
  • Regular dental cleanings and check-ups
  • Avoiding or reducing sticky or hard foods

How Much Do Porcelain Dental Bridges Cost?

The cost of porcelain dental bridges in Carson depends on your unique needs. The cost of replacing just one missing tooth is lower than replacing two or more. Our dental team will give you an accurate cost estimate that includes what your insurance will pay toward your treatment.

Will My Insurance Pay for a Dental Bridge?

Most insurance companies consider a dental bridge a major restorative procedure, offering coverage of about 50% of the cost (up to your annual maximum). We can send a pre-authorization to your insurance company to get an accurate coverage estimate.

We can create a payment plan that works with your budget when we receive the payment estimate from your insurance company. We even have outside financing options available.

Porcelain Fixed Bridges Carson CA

The Latest Technology Cuts Down on Chair Time and Costs

Your Carson dentist is committed to providing you with the very best care and doing so in a way that improves patient comfort and helps cut costs. That is why we invest in the latest dental tools and techniques. Utilizing CAD/CAM technology helps us cut down the amount of time you need to spend in the dental chair while also cutting out certain lab costs. You can be sure that your Carson dental team is doing all they can to make you comfortable while also honoring your time and budget!

Restore Your Smile with A Beautiful Custom Porcelain Fixed Bridge in Carson

Would you like to learn more about restoring a missing tooth? Contact us to schedule a consultation with your Carson dentist to discuss your options.


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