Dental bridges are a trustworthy, proven option to treat missing or broken teeth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists.
Under the right set of circumstances, you can't go wrong opting for dental bridges to improve your oral health and brighten your smile.
However, the professional you choose to install your dental bridges matters a great deal in how satisfied you are with the results of your dental bridges procedure. This is especially the case given that dental bridges does represent an investment, and a not insignificant one at that.
Choosing the right Los Angeles prosthodontist ensures your procedure will be completed correctly the first time and achieve your appearance and oral health goals.
As of the time of publication, the cost per procedure ranges from $1,200 to $1,800 and up. The good news is that most dental insurance now provides coverage for dental bridge procedures.
A number of different factors can influence what your dental bridge procedure costs. Here, it can help to learn a little bit more about dental bridges themselves.
There are four basic types of dental bridges that can be used to correct missing or broken teeth. These four types are traditional, cantilever, Maryland or implant-supported. Each type of dental bridge has its strengths depending on each patient's unique oral health issues and appearance goals.
As well, the materials, configuration and method of attachment chosen to support each type of dental bridge can vary depending on each patient's needs.
For example, with a traditional or Maryland dental bridge, you must have at least one natural tooth on each side to support installation of the bridge. However, for a cantilever or an implant-supported dental bridge, only one natural tooth is required to install a dental bridge.
What Does a Dental Bridge Do?
Despite the fact that the term "dental bridge" is fairly common and that most people know at least one person who has had this procedure, a lot of confusion still exists about exactly what a dental bridge accomplishes.
The right type of dental bridge installed by an expert in prosthodontics will improve your speech and diction, realign your bite, stabilize the surrounding teeth, strengthen your overall oral health, improve the symmetry and contours of your face and achieve a restored smile.
How Can You Know a Dental Bridge Is Right for You?
One of the biggest areas of confusion for many patients is figuring out the difference between a dental bridge and dental implants.
In some cases, a dental bridge may be used together with dental implants. In other cases, a dental bridge can be installed without the need for dental implants.
The best way to determine if a dental bridge is the right approach to achieve your oral health and appearance goals is to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Torbati.
About Dr. Arman Torbati
Dr. Arman Torbati, DDS, is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics - just one of a handful of oral health professionals who hold these credentials.
Dr. Arman Torbati received his education and training at the University of Southern California and Harvard University. He graduated with honors in the top two percent of his class nationwide and has more than 20 years of hands-on expertise with the most complex prosthodontics issues.
The first step in scheduling your dental bridge procedure is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Torbati. During your consultation, you will share your appearance goals and personal health history. You will also be able to learn who is a good candidate for dental bridges, how to prepare for your procedure, what recovery will be like and discuss financing options.
To learn more and schedule your consultation with award-winning, board-certified Lost Angeles prosthodontics expert Dr. Arman Torbati, please visit our contact page.