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A missing tooth can greatly impact your smile, but porcelain bridges in Beverly Hills can fill in the gap beautifully. A dental bridge is an alternative to a dental implant to replace missing teeth. Porcelain bridges are popular cosmetic dentistry options because they resemble the natural look and texture of your teeth.
What Are Porcelain Bridges?
Porcelain bridges are fixed dental appliances that are attached to surrounding teeth. They involve two crowns on both ends, which go over two anchoring teeth (abutments). The fake teeth, also called pontics, fill in the gap where the missing tooth or teeth are. Bridges create a more organic appearance, improving your smile significantly.
Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Bridges?
If you have had teeth removed and don’t want a dental implant as a replacement, you may be an ideal candidate for porcelain bridges. If you want a semi-permanent option instead of dentures, dental bridges can be a good choice. Patients with weak jawbone structures that cannot support dental implants may also get fitted for porcelain bridges instead.
It is important that you have good oral health without periodontal or gum disease. If you have oral problems, they need to be treated before you can get porcelain bridges.
Your consultation with Dr. Patric Cohen will involve an oral examination. Dr. Cohen will check the health of your gums, especially in the target areas. It is important that the surrounding anchoring teeth are viable and strong enough to support the crowns.
A discussion of your general health may also take place to ensure that there are no underlying conditions that could cause issues.
Getting porcelain bridges can require more than one visit. The first visit will be for getting impressions. The impressions of your teeth and gum structure will be sent to the dental laboratory, where a temporary bridge will be created.
On your second visit, you will be asked to wear the temporary bridge. Dr. Cohen will check to ensure that the color is similar to your existing teeth and the fit. He will also adjust the bridge to ensure a proper fit. Once you feel comfortable, the bridge will be cemented permanently.
There is no downtime or recovery period needed after getting a dental bridge. After you get your porcelain bridge, you will be given instructions on how to care for your new oral fixture. You may want to avoid hot or cold drinks to prevent sensitivity. Hard and crunchy foods may also lead to too much pressure, resulting in discomfort.
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“I’ve been going to Dr. Cohen for maybe 12 years now and recommend him to anyone looking for a dentist. Everyone is professional and friendly, and the work is top-notch. The office is clean and in a great building in Beverly Hills plus he’s funny and if you’re nervous at all about going to a dentist he will make you comfortable.”
How Much Do Porcelain Bridges Cost?
The cost of porcelain bridges varies from one patient to another. The total price will depend on the number of points (fake teeth) used and other oral treatments received.
Contact Us to Learn More
Learn more about the benefits of porcelain bridges in Beverly Hills and how they can improve your oral health. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cohen.
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9025 Wilshire Blvd. #307,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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