Dental Bridges in Studio City & Los Angeles, CA

Fix Your Smile and Replace Missing Teeth

woman pointing at her smileStruggling with missing teeth can hinder your everyday life experiences. If you’re grappling with several adjacent missing teeth, consider how CEREC dental bridges could transform your smile. Dr. Sam A. Lavi, an experienced restorative dentist practicing in Los Angeles & Studio City, CA, offers a personalized and efficient solution with same-day dental bridges using our state-of-the-art CEREC® milling unit. 

To learn more, call our Los Angeles office at (213) 623-2212 or our Studio City office at (818) 980-8472

What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges fill the void left by one or more missing teeth. These prosthetics, known as pontics, replace up to four adjacent teeth, using surrounding abutment teeth as anchors to replace the missing tooth with an artificial tooth, anchoring with dental crowns on either side. This solution restores functionality and enhances the aesthetic appeal of your smile.

Thanks to our innovative CEREC technology, Dr. Lavi can place your tooth bridge in just one visit to our Studio City or Los Angeles, CA, dental practice!

Benefits of Dental Bridges

patient smiling in dental chairOpting for CEREC dental bridges presents various benefits:

  • Durability and Longevity: Well-maintained dental bridges can last over a decade, providing lasting support.
  • Natural Aesthetics: Customized bridges blend with surrounding teeth in size, shape, and shade.
  • Efficiency and Minimally-Invasive: With advanced technology like CEREC, receiving a personalized dental bridge can occur in a single appointment, optimizing time and convenience.
  • Preserving Facial Integrity: By preventing teeth from shifting, bridges help maintain facial structure and appearance.

Candidacy for Same-Day Bridges

Missing Teeth

Same-day bridges address the issue of missing teeth. Whether you’ve lost a single tooth or multiple adjacent teeth, this dental solution offers a seamless replacement, restoring both function and aesthetics.

Severe Decay or Damage

Severely decayed or irreparably damaged teeth may benefit from same-day bridges. These restorations not only fill the gaps but also provide essential structural support, aiding in preserving oral health.

Significant Teeth Gaps

Visible gaps between teeth can affect your smile’s appearance and functionality. Same-day bridges offer an efficient way to close these gaps, enhancing the visual appeal and functionality of your teeth.

Restoration Consultation

A consultation with Dr. Lavi is crucial to determining if bridges are ideal for you. During this consultation, your oral health and specific dental needs will be assessed. Dr. Lavi will review your medical history to determine if same-day bridges align with your requirements.

The Same-Day Dental Bridge Process

Preparation Phase

Older Woman at Dentist VisitOnce deemed suitable for same-day bridges, Dr. Lavi administers a local anesthetic to ensure a comfortable procedure. The anchor teeth, essential for supporting the bridge, are prepared by shaping them for the placement of dental crowns.

Impression and Crafting

Precise impressions of your prepared teeth are taken, serving as a blueprint for crafting your customized bridge and crowns. Utilizing advanced CEREC technology, these porcelain restorations are designed to match the natural aesthetics of your surrounding teeth.

Placement of the Dental Bridge

On the same day as the preparation, the created bridge and crowns are placed by Dr. Lavi. This ensures a snug fit, restoring your smile’s functionality and appearance immediately.

Final Adjustments and Evaluation

Dr. Lavi performs any necessary final adjustments to ensure comfort, functionality, and aesthetic harmony. Once satisfied, you’re ready to leave the office, flaunting your revitalized smile.

Aftercare for Same-Day Dental Bridges

Maintaining the longevity and efficacy of your same-day dental bridges involves essential aftercare:

  • Oral Hygiene Practices: Adhering to proper oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing, and using an antiseptic mouthwash, helps prevent plaque buildup and maintains the health of your dental bridges and natural teeth.
  • Routine Dental Check-ups: Scheduling regular check-ups with Dr. Lavi ensures ongoing monitoring of your dental bridges’ condition. These appointments also allow for prompt detection and resolution of any potential issues.
  • Dietary Considerations: Avoiding excessively hard or sticky foods can prevent damage to the bridges. Opt for a balanced diet that supports oral health and prevents undue pressure on your dental restorations.
  • Protective Measures: Wearing a mouthguard during sports activities or activities that pose a risk of oral injury safeguards your dental bridges from accidental damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do same-day dental bridges last?
Is getting a same-day dental bridge painful?
How many teeth can be on a same-day dental bridge?
Does insurance cover same-day dental bridges?
How long do same-day dental bridges last?

With proper care and maintenance, same-day dental bridges can last a decade or more. Regular dental check-ups, diligent oral hygiene, and adherence to recommended aftercare practices significantly contribute to their longevity.

Is getting a same-day dental bridge painful?

The procedure for obtaining a same-day dental bridge is minimally invasive and typically causes little to no discomfort. Your dentist will ensure your comfort by administering a local anesthetic before initiating the process, ensuring you feel little to no pain during the procedure.

How many teeth can be on a same-day dental bridge?

Same-day dental bridges can replace up to four adjacent teeth. These restorations utilize dental crowns on either side to anchor the pontics, effectively filling the gaps created by multiple missing teeth.

Does insurance cover same-day dental bridges?

Insurance coverage for same-day dental bridges can vary depending on your insurance provider and your specific policy. Some dental insurance plans cover restorative procedures, while others may not fully cover the costs. Consult your insurance provider to understand the extent of coverage for same-day dental bridges and any potential out-of-pocket expenses. 

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Restore Your Healthy Smile in One Day with Dr. Lavi

Discover the convenience of swift smile restoration! Dr. Lavi has transformed smiles in Vernon, West Hollywood, Burbank, and neighboring Southern California areas by utilizing dental bridges. Find out how this solution can eliminate unsightly smile gaps.

To schedule a consultation, call our Los Angeles office at (213) 623-2212 or our Studio City office at (818) 980-8472. We look forward to meeting you!


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