Porcelain Fixed Bridges Santa Barbara CA

Porcelain Fixed Bridges

Porcelain Fixed Bridges in Santa Barbara, CA

Missing teeth can be the cause of pain and discomfort that makes us feel less confident and causes us to hide our brilliant smiles. Dental bridges are a durable and affordable long term solution to replace teeth and prevent possible complications when implants cannot be done.

At See Me Smile Dental, every bridge we place involves a process uniquely tailored to your needs. Our comfortable office and skilled doctors provide the perfect environment to protect and enhance your beautiful smile.

What Is a Porcelain Fixed Bridge?

A porcelain fixed bridge is a natural looking prosthetic tooth that is fixed in place by either crowns or wings placed on the adjacent teeth. As the name suggests, these are bridges that you don't have to remove to eat and are fixed in their place. They are easily placed by Dr. Omid Barkhordar and his professional team.

What Causes Tooth Loss?

There are many things that cause the loss of teeth. Some people are born without certain teeth due to genetics or other factors that cause them to never develop. Other people lose their teeth later in life because of decay, certain medications, an injury, or specific medical conditions.

Although the loss of permanent teeth can be devastating, there are many solutions to help restore the natural appearance and function of your teeth.

We pride ourselves on offering porcelain fixed bridges that are so comfortable you barely know they're there. We ensure they match your other teeth and can comfortably eat and drink as you did before, if not better.

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What Kinds of Dental Bridges Are There?

There are three common types of dental bridges.

What is a Maryland Bonded Bridge?

This type of dental bridge utilizes porcelain wings on the adjacent teeth, instead of the traditional crowns. This is typically the least invasive dental bridge option.

What is a Cantilever Bridge?

This dental bridge is used when only one natural tooth is available for holding the bridge in place.

What is a Traditional Bridge?

This long-lasting option fixes the prosthetic tooth to specialized crowns placed on the neighboring teeth.

What Are The Benefits of Porcelain Fixed Bridges?

Porcelain fixed bridges offer many benefits for those who have a lost or missing tooth.

Are Porcelain Bridges Natural Looking?

Porcelain bridges give your smile a natural looking appearance that, while staying comfortably in place.

Do Porcelain Bridges Help Maintain Alignment of The Jaw?

Fixed bridges maintain proper jaw and tooth alignment and bite, prevent other teeth from moving out of alignment and balance the bite pressure over several teeth. The result is your jaw alignment is restored.

Do Porcelain Fixed Bridges Make Chewing Easier?

When porcelain fixed bridges are placed, they restore your ability to eat and chew like normal.

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Are There Any Alternatives to Porcelain Fixed Bridges?

Dr. Omid and his team offer alternatives to porcelain fixed bridges and will discuss these with you during your initial consultation. Dentures and dental implants are the most common alternatives.

Dental implants are made from USA-made titanium and are affixed permanently to your bone. This does require surgery, however, so these are a more extreme option. They function just as your normal teeth and can last up to 20 years if they are properly cared for.

Porcelain fixed bridges don't require surgery, however, so if they are suitable to meet your needs, they are the preferred option.

What's The Cost for Porcelain Fixed Bridges?

Several variables affect the price of your porcelain fixed bridges.

  • The number of teeth that need to be replaced
  • The type of bridge required
  • The materials used to craft the bridge
  • The complexity of the placement
  • Any additional treatments required to restore teeth

With those various elements in mind, our team at See Me Smile Dental will work with you to create the right plan for your treatment at a price that works for you.

What Happens at an Appointment for Dental Bridges?

At At See Me Smile Dental, we first start with a consultation so that you can visit our office and meet our professional staff before treatment. This also gives Dr. Omid and his team the opportunity to create a detailed and personalized plan for your dental care.

During this consultation, we will take x-rays, provide an expert examination, and answer any questions you may have about your teeth and treatment. We will take impressions of your mouth and teeth to ensure a natural and comfortable fit for your porcelain fixed bridge.

A temporary bridge will be placed to guard your teeth while your permanent bridge is being custom-made. When your permanent bridge arrives at our office, you will come back in and your porcelain fixed bridge will be carefully and securely placed.

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How Do I Take Care of Porcelain Fixed Bridges?

With proper care your porcelain fixed bridges will last anywhere between 5 to 15 years, and even longer for some. Proper care includes brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily.

At See Me Smile Dental we recommend that you visit us for a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. This will ensure that we catch any future problems early and can stop them from becoming any bigger.

Meet Dr. Omid

Dr. Omid Barkhordar, DDS has earned his reputation as a leading family and cosmetic dentist in Santa Barbara, the Central Coast, and Southern California. He is committed to providing patients of all ages with compassionate care.

From general dentistry to advanced procedures, Dr. Omid uses innovative technology and gentle techniques to deliver safe and stress-free dental care so patients can enjoy a painless, healthy, and gorgeous smile.

Dr. Omid earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in one of the best dental programs in the United States. His dedication to helping patients achieve their perfect smile has earned Dr. Omid the continued trust and recommendation of many clients.

No matter the age or needs of the patient, Dr. Omid is committed to helping you discover the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.

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