Porcelain Dental Bridges

Porcelain Dental Bridges

Replace Missing Teeth With a Dental Bridge

Here at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, we tell our patients who have one or more missing teeth that a porcelain dental bridge is the perfect solution for restoring their ability to speak, eat and chew naturally. Porcelain bridges, in particular, are recommended because porcelain is a very natural-looking material with the strength to last for years.

It is not uncommon for patients to lose one or more of their teeth during their lifetime. Once this occurs, though, a porcelain dental bridge is a critical solution not only in providing tooth replacement, but in promoting good oral health.

Gaps left by missing teeth are highly prone to collecting harmful bacteria and plaque. This puts neighboring teeth at risk and, in many cases, causes them to shift in an effort to fill the gap, resulting in a misshapen smile and an irregular bite pattern. Dental bridges are by far the best way to replace missing teeth while sustaining the vitality of the entire mouth.

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You will meet with Dr. Harrell to get more information and discuss your vision of a perfect new smile. We’ll also create a computer image of what your new smile will look like. We’ll create a plan for your smile transformation and your track to superior oral health.

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Although one of the oldest and most common dental treatments, many patients still find themselves wondering, “What is a dental bridge?” Placement of a dental bridge begins with shaping of 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, Dr. Robert Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne recommends a porcelain dental bridge. Because porcelain is incredibly durable, it is the perfect material for handling the everyday demands of natural teeth. Additionally, porcelain has a beautiful glow and can be accurately customized to match the natural coloring of neighboring teeth.

Dr. Harrell has significant experience helping patients restore their smiles with porcelain dental bridges. Call 704-764-1388 or contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with him to discuss this and other cosmetic dentistry options to help create your dream smile. During your consultation, a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will look when your treatment is complete.

Dr. Harrell and the entire staff at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne believe in providing patients the utmost in comfort and relaxation during each visit. Enjoy a fleece blanket and an iPod with a playlist of soothing music during your appointment. Or, if you prefer, sit back and watch the latest movies or Satellite TV on state-of-the-art personal video glasses. Above all, Dr. Harrell wants his patients to have the best dental care and dental experience possible.

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See for yourself how time-after-time we have been able to achieve life changing results for our patients.

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