Our dentists can place amade completely of porcelain.
That way, your newest restoration matches the rest of your teeth. In the past, dentists used porcelain bridges fused to metal. Today, we’re able to make your entire bridge out of porcelain for the best aesthetic results.
Advantages of Porcelain Bridges
A traditional dental bridge has a metal base covered by a veneer of porcelain. As a result, you can sometimes see a black line at the edge of the gums. This is especially the case if the patient’s gums have receded over time.
Some dentists try to hide the margin of the dental bridge by slipping it a little under the gums. Yet, this can later cause issues with your teeth and gums. We prefer using all-porcelain dental bridges instead. Porcelain bridges have a translucency that helps them look like natural teeth. This means you won’t ever see a dark line near your gums.
A dental bridge anchors a false tooth in place by crowns on adjacent teeth. Our cosmetic dentists may recommend a if you recently lost a tooth. To be a candidate for a porcelain bridge, you must also have healthy teeth or implants on both sides of the gap.
What to Expect
First, our dentists will remove tooth structure from the teeth next to the empty space. They’ll then take digital impressions of your teeth to send to the lab that will make your dental bridge. While you wait for your permanent bridge, we’ll place a temporary cover over your teeth. Our front desk staff will call you to schedule your next visit once your porcelain bridge is ready.
When you return, our dentists will make sure your porcelain bridge is the right size, shape, and color. We’ll then replace the temporary bridge with a permanent one.