Aesthetically speaking, well-constructed dental bridges are a beautiful way to replace missing teeth. More stable than a partial denture, bridges look and feel like natural teeth. The bridge itself is comprised of porcelain crowns on opposite ends with an attached porcelain piece in the middle made to look like the teeth it is replacing. The two natural teeth (abutments) that will support the bridge are prepared in the same way as individual porcelain crowns. The dental bridge is slipped onto the abutments and cemented in place. Unlike partial dentures, a bridge remains in place without the need to be removed. There are also situations where a dental bridge can be supported by dental implants instead of natural teeth. We can discuss which solution is best based on your specific needs.
The number of missing teeth and the condition of the abutment teeth have a significant impact on how the bridge is constructed. At 21st Century Dentistry, we have the expertise to ensure that your bridge is constructed in the best way possible. Not only do we want to provide you with a bridge that looks natural, we want you to know how to properly maintain it for many years to come. We will walk you through the proper way to care for your new bridge. It does not take much extra effort, but good oral hygiene is critical in preserving the integrity of your porcelain bridge.
Call us at 21st Century Dentistry to find out if a dental bridge is the right solution to your missing teeth issue. Your brightest smile is waiting for you!