A porcelain fixed bridge replaces teeth that are missing due to injuries or disease. It is non-removable and custom-designed to fit your smile. These restorations are made from safe, tooth-colored materials and include two major components: the replacement tooth (pontic) and two crowns (abutments). The abutments attach to natural teeth and hold the artificial teeth in place. The pontic is an artificial tooth that fills the empty space. Dental bridges are used to:
As a dentist experienced with restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Santa Monica, Dr. Farahmand produces quality results and stands behind her work. You will typically need two appointments to complete a porcelain fixed bridge treatment. With proper brushing and flossing, you can keep your dental bridge intact for five to fifteen years.
In many cases, an implant provides better support than traditional bridge abutments. An implant-supported bridge is a secure and long-lasting tooth restoration. Implants prevent the bone from weakening by integrating with the natural bone and creating a stronger restoration.
An implant-supported bridge requires a few implants, depending on how many teeth are missing. The final restoration mimics the appearance and function of your natural teeth.Learn More about dental implants
When it comes to experienced dentists in Santa Monica, look no further than the Santa Monica Dental Office. Our dedicated team can support you as you navigate caring for your new dental appliance to ensure you love your smile for years to come.