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All Porcelain Dental Bridges
An alternative to dental implants
A dental bridge, as its name implies, bridges the gap in your teeth to form a seamless and natural transition between your remaining teeth and the porcelain replacement.
The dental bridge requires two adjacent teeth to serve as anchors to support the replacement tooth. The tops of these anchor teeth are trimmed and capped with crowns, and the porcelain replacement tooth is secured to the crown anchors on either side of the empty space.
The bridge is then fully cemented to your teeth and becomes a permanent addition to your smile.
The Issue with missing teeth
More Than Just Embarrassing
Know your options
Types of Dental Bridges
Involve creating a porcelain crown for the tooth on either side of the missing tooth, with a replacement tooth anchored to the supporting teeth for permanent stability. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge.
It is used when there is only one neighboring tooth available to support the bridge. A traditional bridge is preferred, as it provides better support and placement. Cantilever bridges are not usually the most ideal solution, due to that lack of support, and we may recommend an alternate treatment such as a dental implant.
Maryland Bonded Bridges
It is consist of a porcelain crown, flanked by porcelain wings on either side of the tooth that are bonded to existing teeth. These are typically recommended for replacing a missing front tooth, as opposed to a back tooth. Maryland bridges are named for the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where they were invented (which happens to be Dr. Draper’s alma mater)
It’s similar to a regular dental bridge, but it is supported by implants and not by natural teeth. In most cases, when an implant-supported bridge is used, one implant is placed in the front of the tooth loss area and one behind. After that, a one-piece porcelain restoration (bridge) can span the entire space creating a beautiful end result.
A bridge is a series of three or more crowns joined together and used to replace missing teeth. There are several types of dental bridges and the dentist is prepared to discuss the best option to fit your individual needs.
Reasons your dentist may recommend fixed bridges include:
Treatment for a fixed bridge may require two or more visits.
After receiving dental bridges, Better Dental patients receive home care instructions for how to best care for their new dental work. Remember regular dental visits combined with good eating habits and oral hygiene help lengthen the life of your bridge.
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