Porcelain Bridges

A porcelain bridge fills a gap that has occurred due to a missing tooth.  A dentist files down the neighboring tooth’s enamel and attaches at crown to link with the ceramic bridge. If you’ve lost many teeth, your dental care provider may decide to place the implant before placing a dental bridge.

Bridges can be constructed from various materials including metal, titanium and ceramic porcelain. Strengths and traits will vary depending on the type of bridge used.

Advantages of having a bridge:

Porcelain fixed bridges provide numerous functional and aesthetic advantages. Your smile will appear whole and balanced as soon as the device is firmly implanted.  Those with missing teeth may struggle to chew or maintain healthy gums. Most of our patients forget that these appliances are there within the first few weeks because they feel like natural teeth.

When should a porcelain bridge be used?

  • Congenital disability of the teeth
  • Accidental permanent tooth loss, dental deterioration, pulpitis
  • Enhancing overall dental health and various aesthetic benefits
  • Ease with chewing
  • Restore speech clarity and improve pronunciation
  • Maintaining the face’s natural shape
  • Preventing nearby teeth from moving or growing in an unnatural position

Porcelain bridge procedure:

Our dental offices typically complete a bridge installation in as little as two appointments. The two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a section of enamel to make room for a crown while the teeth are numbed. After that, a precise impression, or mold, is created and transported to a dental lab where the bridge will be built. A temporary bridge will be made and worn for a few weeks until your subsequent appointment.

To obtain the correct fit, your permanent bridge will be carefully examined, modified and cemented at the second appointment. Sometimes your dentist will use temporary cement to hold the bridge in place so that your teeth and surrounding tissue have time to adjust. At a later date, the new bridge will be securely anchored.

Your new permanent bridge will last longer if you brush, floss and have regular dental checkups.

The cost of a porcelain bridge:

Many variables must be considered when determining a the cost of a dental bridge:  the quantity of missing teeth, the materials used, the difficulty of placement and the location are a few of these variables.

The many kinds of dental bridges and their potential costs are shown below.

Dental insurance coverage is not included in the typical price range listed below. 

Meet the Wilmot Family Dentistry Team!

At Wilmot Family Dentistry, we offer several tooth replacement alternatives, including porcelain bridges. If you’re missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or a full row, contact our Wilmot Family Dentistry staff to find out more about your choices. We’ll set up a consultation so we can discuss your options and ask any questions you may have, so we can collaborate to fully restore your smile.

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