Dental Bridges in Anaheim, CA
Get quality and affordable dental bridges at First Dental Care
At First Care Dental we believe that quality dental work is essential to the longevity of your dental bridges. Our dental bridges are fabricated at a trusted lab using quality materials. Dr. Douglas Kim is well-trained to reduce pain during your dental bridge placement. Dr. Kim tries to make treatments as comfortable as possible. Whether you need a single bridge or more, Dr. Kim can help restore your beautiful smile.
Call our office at (714) 527-5656 or book an appointment online if you need dental bridges in Anaheim! We’d love to hear from you.
Dental bridges fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. They consist of two or more crowns and a false tooth. The crowned teeth are called abutment teeth which can either be natural teeth or dental implants. The false tooth/teeth in between the abutment teeth are called pontics.
Benefits of dental bridges
Here are some of the advantages of dental bridges:
- Restore your bite and smile
- Maintain your face shape
- Improve your ability to chew and speak
- Help reduce the risk of losing teeth adjacent to the missing tooth
What to expect
Getting a dental bridge usually takes 2 visits to your dentist office. During the first visit, the abutment teeth are prepared. The preparation involves reshaping these teeth by removing a portion of the enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions of your teeth will be made to send off to a dental lab. The dental lab technician will use this impression to create your permanent bridge which usually takes a few days. In the meantime, your dentist will make a temporary bridge to protect your exposed teeth and gums while the bridge is being made. During your second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary bridge and the new bridge will be checked and adjusted to make sure it fits perfectly. In some cases, your dentist may use temporary cement to allow you to get accustomed to your new bridge for a few weeks. You’ll return to the office for a third appointment and your dentist will talk to you about the fit, make adjustments if needed, and then permanently cement the bridge in place.
How to take care of your dental bridges
Your dental bridges can last from 8 to 15 years and can last even longer if you maintain good oral hygiene. Follow these tips to keep your dental bridge in great condition for years to come:
- Brush your teeth twice a day.
- Floss between your teeth and under the dental bridge.
- Schedule dental exams and dental cleanings every 6 months.
How much do dental bridges cost?
The price of a dental bridge procedure depends on a number of factors. Aside from your insurance coverage, the price of a dental bridge also depends on the following:
- The materials used for the bridge
- Number of teeth that need to be replaced
- Where the bridge is being placed
- The complexity of placing the bridge
If you want to get a better idea of how much your dental bridge will cost, you can call our office to book a free consultation.
How can I pay for my dental bridges?
First Dental Care accepts all PPO dental insurance. You can visit our Financial Options page for a list of insurance providers that we accept. We accept payments in cash, check, and credit card. We also offer financing options, so you can get the dental bridge you need even without insurance.
Dr. Kim, glad to have this guy as my primary dentist from now on. All these years I’ve been going to subpar dentists to work on my teeth. I’ve had a number of failed crowns and busted fillings. I think I can trust this guy, even threw in a free teeth cleaning for my crown replacement. Previous doc f’d it up and was growing cavities in between my crown and actual teeth. Dr kim fixed it painlessly and easily. He has a whole team doing different things to you but the main procedure done himself only. He’s got a bit of a belly which makes him pretty jolly. I was expecting a ton of pain but Santa brought me no pain crown replacement.
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I have not gone to the dentist in many many years and was dreading to go. Everything from start to finish of my appointment was comfortable and not as bad as I imagined. Dr. Kim and his staff are extremely friendly and have great customer service! Dr. Kim made sure to explain everything that needed to be done during the initial check up and explained things step by step on what he was doing during the next appointment I had(for fillings). I was VERY NERVOUS but Dr. Kim made sure to keep me calm throughout the whole process.