Dental Bridges in Woodland Hills, CA

Reclaim a Full, Functional Smile With Dr. Fredericks

Missing teeth can affect confidence in your appearance and may impede your speaking and eating abilities. Dental bridges can restore your smile and improve your quality of life. Dr. Susan Fredericks, one of the best restorative dentists in Woodland Hills, CA, is skilled in placing dental restorations at Southern Cal Smiles. 

Bridges are crafted from high-quality, durable materials that blend naturally with your surrounding teeth for a stunning appearance. Learn why patients in Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and Encino, CA, trust Dr. Fredericks with their smiles. 

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges close the gap left by missing teeth, restoring uniformity and evenness to your smile while enabling you to chew and speak naturally. By closing the gap between teeth, bridges can also improve the position of your bite. A typical tooth bridge consists of two dental crowns that fit over the teeth on either side of the gap. These abutment teeth support dental prosthetics known as pontics to complete your smile. 

Benefits of Dental Bridges

When you choose a dental bridge to restore your smile, you can enjoy a variety of benefits:

  • Customized Appearance: Our restorative dentist near Calabasas will design your dental prosthetics to match the shape, size, and color of your surrounding teeth. 
  • Durability & Longevity: Dental bridges can withstand your daily habits and last up to 15 years before needing replacements. 
  • Preserves Facial Shape: Dental bridges prevent your remaining teeth from shifting into the gap left by your missing tooth or preventing a sunken appearance. 
  • Short Procedure: Depending on your treatment plan, you can receive a custom-made dental crown in two visits to our Woodland Hills, CA, dental office. 

When Are Dental Bridges Necessary?

Our dentist in Southern California may recommend dental bridges to patients whose teeth are:

  • Missing
  • Severely decayed
  • Irreparably damaged
  • Significantly gapped

Schedule a consultation at our dental office near Encino, CA, today to learn if dental bridges are ideal for you. Dr. Fredericks will evaluate your oral health and create a personalized treatment plan to ensure the best results. 

The Dental Bridge Process

After your initial consultation and evaluation, Dr. Fredericks will begin the dental bridge process by administering a local anesthetic. She’ll gently remove a small portion of the enamel from the abutment teeth to create room for the crown. 

Once your teeth are prepared, our dentist will take digital X-rays and impressions to send to a dental laboratory where a dental specialist will create your customized bridge. Dr. Fredericks will place temporary crowns for protection until your permanent dental bridge is ready. This process usually takes between two and four weeks

You’ll return to our office when we receive your final restoration. Dr. Fredericks will attach and adjust the fit of your bridge for your ideal comfort and appearance. You’re then ready to showcase your new smile!

Dental Bridge Treatment Aftercare

With proper home care and regular visits to Southern Cal Smiles for professional tooth cleanings and dental exams, dental bridges last five to 15 years or longer. A consistent-home oral care routine includes brushing at least twice daily and flossing at least once daily. During your future dental exams, Dr. Fredericks will check the condition of your bridge and let you know when it is time for a replacement.

Does Insurance Cover Dental Bridges?

Dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost of dental bridges. We recommend contacting your insurance provider beforehand to learn more about your plan’s coverage. Our office will coordinate with your insurance to minimize your cost. Southern Cal Smiles also accepts various payment options and offers financing options for dental procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Southern Cal Smiles

6325 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Suite 402
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Office Hours

8:30am – 5:30pm
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