Losing a tooth or teeth can be a worrisome experience. You may feel embarrassed to smile or find eating difficult. Losing a tooth does not have to rob you of your peace of mind and make your smile look unappealing. Porcelain bridges are the perfect solution to your missing tooth problems.
What are Porcelain Bridges?
These are dental prosthetic appliances used to replace one or more missing teeth. Porcelain bridges are fixed on to the teeth to allow the teeth to function properly. They also help to make the teeth look natural, and your smile looks pleasing without the gaps caused by missing teeth.
Why is Porcelain Used in Bridges?
Porcelain is a durable and strong material that is used to make bridges. It mimics natural tooth color and can be molded to take the shape of the tooth or teeth it replaces, making it an ideal tooth replacement material.
Do I Need a Bridge?
Porcelain bridges are the right choice for you if:
- You have missing teeth due to dental trauma
- You have lost a few teeth due to dental caries or tooth decay
- You have broken-down teeth due to decay or injury
- Your teeth are discolored
- You have had root canal therapy in a few teeth
- You need to cover dental implants placed in missing tooth areas
- You do not want a removable replacement of the missing teeth
What are the Benefits?
Missing teeth cause a loss of function and aesthetics. A bridge covers a broken down or missing tooth by attaching on to adjacent teeth. It makes the smile look natural by filling the spaces where teeth are lost. It helps to restore normal chewing function and prevents unusual tooth movements into the gaps where teeth are absent. Porcelain bridges can be customized to suit the color of the teeth in the mouth. This gives the replaced teeth a natural tooth-like appearance.
What is the Procedure Like?
The placement of bridges is done in the comfort of our office. In the initial visit, a precise measurement of the teeth adjacent to the missing teeth is recorded. A temporary crown is placed for the interim. The measurements are then used for fabrication of the bridges. The second visit involves removal of the temporary crown and placement of the porcelain bridge on to the teeth.
How Can I Get Started?
Why let a missing tooth stop you from smiling? Regain the natural appearance of your smile and enjoy the benefits of porcelain bridges by working with the team of specialists at Parkwood Dental, located in East Bradenton and West Bradenton. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started.