Porcelain Fixed Bridges

Porcelain Fixed Bridges

Porcelain Fixed Bridges

A dental bridge is a permanent fixture and a superior approach towards replacing absent teeth.

Bridges come in many types, shapes, and sizes. Depending on your situation, your dentist will present the best options for restoring a healthy and beautiful smile. The most common style bridge is the “traditional bridge.” It primarily consists of porcelain and mimic natural teeth. This bridge feature two crowns placed over two anchoring teeth (abutment). They are attached to artificial teeth, replacing the missing tooth or teeth.

Dental bridges are strong and long-lasting; but, they are susceptible to normal wear and tear and may require replacement in the future.

Fixed Bridge Purposes:

· Replace missing or absent teeth

· Preserve facial appearance

· Securing natural teeth positions

· Restoring oral functionality

· Restoring a smiles a natural appearance

· Replacement of a temporary dental partial

The Fixed Bridge Treatment Procedure

A patient can obtain a bridge in one or two dental visits. After numbing the teeth, the two anchoring teeth are prepped and crowned. A mold is taken and sent to a lab to create a proper fitting bridge. A temporary bridge is provided in the meantime.

During the next visit, your permanent bridge will be fitted and checked. The dentist may temporarily affix the bridge to have teeth become accustomed to the new fixture. The dentist will later permanently secure the bridge.

Care instructions will be given at the final treatment. Proper brushing, flossing, and dental care are essential in prolonging the use of your permanent bridge.

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