Porcelain Fixed Bridges

Porcelain Fixed Bridges Bixby Knolls, CA

A porcelain bridge from a Bixby Knolls cosmetic dentist restores one or more missing teeth. Unlike a removable partial denture, a bridge is fixed or permanently cemented. Porcelain bridges help protect surrounding teeth and restore your beautiful smile.

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Treat Your Teeth to the Best Dental Care in North Long Beach

If you’re missing one or more teeth, we welcome you to contact us for a consultation. A porcelain bridge is something that is not only necessary for good oral health, but it will also restore your smile to its former glory. Your Bixby Knolls dental team looks forward to helping treat your teeth with exceptional dental care.

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Why Do You Need a Fixed Porcelain Bridge?

A missing tooth can put your oral health in jeopardy in two ways. A fixed porcelain bridge in Bixby Knolls can help you retain good oral health and a pain-free life.

1. The Impact on Your Teeth

First, a missing tooth puts adjacent teeth at risk for damage. Teeth naturally shift whenever there’s an open space in your mouth. Upper teeth can shift downward to fill a space on the lower jaw and vice versa. The teeth directly adjacent to the space can shift inward as well.

When your teeth shift, your whole bite shifts, resulting in an unequal distribution of bite pressure. Some teeth are taken out of occlusion, while others take more force than they should.

The result is cracked, chipped, and fractured teeth. You may even experience more tooth loss if the cracks and fractures are severe.

2. The Impact on Your Jaw Joints

Your teeth aren’t the only things that become out of alignment when you don’t restore missing teeth. Your jaw joints and the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of your head and neck experience excess strain and pressure. The result:

  • Jaw and facial pain
  • Chronic headaches and migraines
  • Earaches
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Lockjaw
  • Difficulty opening and closing our mouth
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Why Choose a Porcelain Fixed Bridge Instead of a Removable Partial Denture?

Patients with missing teeth have several options for restoring their teeth, including a removable partial denture (RPD).

An RPD has an acrylic or metal base covered in pink acrylic and has acrylic teeth. The denture fits around the remaining natural teeth and sometimes has metal or acrylic arms that hug the teeth for added support.

Patients like RPDs because they are often the more affordable option. However, there are several benefits to choosing a porcelain fixed bridge instead.

  • The fixed bridge is permanently cemented. It’s more stable and won’t shift in your mouth
  • Fixed bridges are made of durable porcelain, which is less likely to stain or wear down
  • A fixed porcelain bridge in Bixby Knolls is 100% tooth-colored – there’s no metal – so it’s the most aesthetically pleasing option
  • Patients find they eat and speak more comfortably and confidently with a fixed appliance than one that’s removable
  • While a fixed bridge costs more than a removable partial denture, it’s still often more affordable than dental implants
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How Much Do Porcelain Fixed Bridges in North Long Beach Cost?

A porcelain fixed bridge ranges from $500 to $2000 per tooth. Most bridges consist of two to three units (pontics and abutments), though some people need more to replace multiple missing teeth.

Contact our team at Dentist of Bixby Knolls to get an accurate estimate of costs for your porcelain fixed bridge.

Does Insurance Cover Porcelain Fixed Bridges?

Insurance companies categorize a fixed dental bridge as major restorative treatment, with many offering to pay 40%-50% (up to your annual maximum).

To avoid surprises, we are happy to send a preauthorization to your insurance company. This documentation should give us a good idea of how much insurance will cover considering your:

  • Maximum
  • Deductible
  • Level of coverage

In addition to submitting the preauthorization, we’re happy to discuss payment plans and outside financing options.

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Restore Missing Teeth for A More Beautiful Smile

Contact our team at (562) 287-5175 to talk with your Bixby Knolls cosmetic dentist about porcelain fixed bridges today!