Porcelain Fixed Bridges El Segundo CA

Porcelain Fixed Bridges

Porcelain Fixed Bridges El Segundo, CA

A porcelain fixed bridge is one of many options you have for replacing a missing tooth. We’re proud to offer customized porcelain fixed bridges to our patients here at El Segundo Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics. We created this short collection of the most commonly asked questions and their answers to help you decide if a porcelain fixed bridge is a good option for you.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please call our office and our helpful staff will be happy to answer them for you.

What Is a Porcelain Fixed Bridge?

A porcelain fixed bridge is a great option to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It consists of at least three pieces: one pontic (prosthetic tooth) for each missing tooth and a crown that covers the tooth on either side of the gap and helps hold the pontics in place.

How Do I Know if a Porcelain Fixed Bridge Is a Good Option for Me?

If you have a tooth missing and have a healthy tooth on either side of the gap, a porcelain fixed bridge is probably a good option for replacing the missing tooth. When you come into our El Segundo office for a consultation, we will perform an examination and let you know if a porcelain fixed bridge will work for your situation.

Porcelain Fixed Bridges El Segundo CA
Porcelain Fixed Bridges in El Segundo CA

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Fixed Bridges?

Porcelain fixed bridges are a durable and cost-effective alternative to dental implants. They are good options for people for whom dental implants are not an option, either due to cost or medical concerns. The porcelain is also colored to match your natural teeth, making it blend in with the rest of your smile.

Is a Porcelain Fixed Bridge Comfortable?

After you adjust to having a tooth again, you won’t even notice that you have a bridge. A porcelain fixed bridge feels just as comfortable as your natural teeth and restores the functioning of your teeth as well.

What Is the Procedure for Getting a Porcelain Fixed Bridge?

Getting a porcelain fixed bridge requires two trips to our dentist office in El Segundo. During your first visit, your dentist will prepare the abutting teeth and take an impression that will be used to create the permanent bridge. A temporary bridge will be installed to protect your teeth until the latter arrives.

A specialized dental laboratory will custom make your porcelain fixed bridge using the impressions we send them. When the permanent porcelain fixed bridge arrives at the office, you’ll come back in to have it placed.

What Are the Alternatives to a Porcelain Fixed Bridge?

You can choose to have a dental implant instead of a porcelain fixed bridge, but that may not be possible in all cases.

Why Should I Replace a Missing Tooth?

A missing tooth is cosmetically unappealing, but beyond that, it allows your teeth to shift around in your jaw and affects your bite and jaw alignment. This can lead to pain and trouble chewing. We recommend always replacing a tooth that must be extracted with either a dental implant or a porcelain fixed bridge.

Porcelain Fixed Bridges El Segundo CA

How Much Does a Porcelain Fixed Bridge Cost?

The cost will depend on the teeth to be bridged and what portion your dental insurance will cover. You’ll be given a detailed cost breakdown at your consultation so that you won’t have any surprises. We also offer payment arrangements and financing options to help you afford the dental care you need. Please ask our staff if these options would be helpful to you.

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