Restore Your Smile with Porcelain Dental Bridges
By Rajal Patel DDS — Orange, New Jersey Dentist
Do you have gaps between your teeth due to one or more missing teeth? Do you want to restore your smile?
Porcelain fixed dental bridges may be the answer for you. This type of bridge resembles your natural teeth, restoring your smile by filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Before and After Porcelain Dental Bridges:
Porcelain Fixed Bridges offer you many unique advantages…
- Fill space due to missing teeth
- Maintain facial shape
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Restore your smile
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance
How Porcelain Dental Bridges Work:
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges. Yogi Dental will discuss with you the best options for your particular case. Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth),filling the gap left by one or more missing teeth.
Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made that will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made for you to wear for two weeks until your next appointment.
At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.
You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of the procedure. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.