Porcelain Dental Bridges
Replace multiple teeth and restore your smile
It’s not uncommon for individuals to lose one or more teeth in a lifetime. When this happens, a porcelain dental bridge is an ideal solution for restoring one’s ability to speak, eat and chew naturally. Porcelain bridges are recommended because porcelain is a very natural-looking material with the strength to last for years.
Gaps left by missing teeth are highly prone to collecting harmful bacteria and plaque. This puts neighboring teeth at risk. In many cases, the teeth will shift toward the gap, resulting in a misshapen smile and an irregular bite pattern. Porcelain dental bridges are an excellent way to replace missing teeth and maintain the quality of your smile.
Placement of a dental bridge begins with shaping the teeth on both sides of the gap to be covered. An impression is then taken of the prepared teeth and sent to a dental technician, who creates the bridge. Before the permanent bridge is put in place, a temporary bridge is used to provide patients with comfort and functionality until their next appointment. A permanent dental bridge consists of a replacement tooth or teeth held between two crowns on either side. The crowns are placed on the previously prepared teeth and bonded in place, with the entire structure spanning the empty gap. After a quick examination to ensure proper fit and comfort, patients have a perfectly natural tooth replacement — one that provides excellent functionality and undeniably attractive aesthetics.
As noted above, at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne we place porcelain dental bridges. Because porcelain is incredibly durable, it is the perfect material for handling the everyday demands of natural teeth. Additionally, porcelain has a beautiful appearance and can be customized to match the natural shade of neighboring teeth.
If you are interested in porcelain dental bridges, or are in need of any type of tooth restoration, call us today at 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to set up a free, no-obligation smile consultation with Dr. Robert Harrell. At your exam, a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how your smile will look when your treatment is complete.