Implant-Retained Bridge – Torrance, CA
Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants
Are you among the 120 million adults in America who are missing at least one tooth? You may have had them treated using a traditional bridge. Although it filled the empty space, it did not feel natural. What if you could regain the next best thing to your real teeth? Now you can with dental implants in Torrance. At Blue Coast Dental Group, we can replace one to three consecutive missing teeth using an implant-retained crown or bridge.
What are Dental Implants?
Conventional treatments involve creating prosthetics that are held in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns to them. While this is an affordable and convenient solution, it only solves the problem for about 5 years before needing to be replaced. Not to mention, you must permanently alter healthy teeth to support the bridge. Although crowns anchor it in place, it will never really feel natural.
As an alternative to crowns, dental implants can be used. This allows you to not only replace the visible surfaces of your teeth but their roots as well. One to two implant posts is surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as new roots. This stimulates your jaw to encourage new bone growth to preserve its density. Over time, your jawbone fuses to the posts to allow them to stay in place forever. It also provides a stable foundation for your replacement teeth.
Your new teeth are carefully crafted to match the appearance of your natural ones, so they blend in seamlessly when you smile. When compared to a traditional bridge, dental implants offer exceptional benefits, including:
- Over a 95% success rate.
- Looks and feels natural.
- Does not alter healthy teeth.
- Improves your oral health.
- Preserves your jawbone’s density.
- Protects your facial structures.
- Cost-effective long-term.
- Potential to last for decades.
- Easy maintenance and care.
- Restore as much as 70% of your biting force.
Caring for Dental Implants
Your implant-retained crown and bridge in Torrance can last for several years with the right care. Although the prosthetic teeth are not subject to tooth decay, you must still brush them twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush. To remove harmful plaque and food particles that can lead to an infection, carefully floss around the abutments and your natural teeth at least once a day. Do not forget to visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
Cost of Dental Implants
There is no set price tag for the amount you can expect to pay for your new smile because it is based on your individual treatment plan. There are various factors that influence the cost, such as how many teeth you are replacing, if you need any additional procedures and your dental insurance.
Although your insurance will not cover the entire procedure, it may pay for certain aspects until you reach your annual limit, like the consultation or restorations. We will maximize the value of your policy to reduce the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. To cover any remaining balance, we offer a variety of payment options, including CareCredit.
Invest in Your Smile
If you are ready to replace your missing teeth, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.