The Advantages of Choosing Porcelain Bridges

The Advantages of Choosing Porcelain Bridges

Posted by Lance Robbins

Oral Health

on Jun 16 2023, 01:03 AM

The Advantages of Choosing Porcelain Bridges

At iTooth, a porcelain bridge is a fixed dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth by literally bridging the gap between the adjacent teeth. They offer several benefits and are popular for restoring the smile's functionality and aesthetics. Porcelain bridges are known for their natural-looking appearance. The material closely resembles natural teeth' color, texture, and translucency. This allows the bridge to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth, creating a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing smile. Porcelain is a strong and durable material, making porcelain bridges a long-lasting solution for missing teeth. Proper care and maintenance can withstand normal biting and chewing forces and provide many years of service.

Benefits of Porcelain Bridges

Preservation of Adjacent Teeth

Unlike other restorative options, porcelain bridges require minimal alteration of the adjacent healthy teeth. Only a small amount of enamel must be removed from the neighboring teeth to create space for the bridge. This preservation of tooth structure is beneficial for maintaining the long-term health and strength of the remaining teeth.

Stain Resistance

Porcelain has a smooth and non-porous surface resistant to stains. Porcelain bridges are less likely to become discolored or develop unsightly stains. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental care, porcelain bridges can retain their natural appearance for an extended period.

Improved Confidence

Restoring missing teeth with porcelain bridges can significantly enhance confidence and self-esteem. P porcelain bridges help you achieve a complete and beautiful smile by filling the gaps in your smile. This improvement in your dental aesthetics can positively impact your overall appearance and boost your confidence in social and professional interactions.

The Procedure for Porcelain Bridges

The dentist will prepare the adjacent teeth that will serve as support for the porcelain bridge. This involves removing a small amount of enamel from these teeth to make space for the bridge. Local anesthesia may be used to ensure your comfort during the tooth preparation process. Once the teeth are prepared, another set of impressions will be taken to create accurate molds of your teeth. After the tooth preparation, your dentist will place temporary crowns or bridges over the prepared teeth to protect them while the permanent bridge is being fabricated. These temporary restorations will allow you to maintain aesthetics and function until the final bridge is ready. The impressions taken during the tooth preparation stage will be sent to a dental laboratory where skilled technicians will create your custom porcelain bridge. The bridge is fabricated based on the specifications provided by your dentist, ensuring a precise fit and natural appearance. Once your permanent bridge is ready, you will return to your dentist for the final placement. Your dentist will remove the temporary restorations and carefully check the new bridge's fit, aesthetics, and bite. Minor adjustments may be made to ensure optimal comfort and functionality if necessary. Once satisfactory, the porcelain bridge will be permanently cemented or bonded to the prepared teeth.

Dental bridges are a wonderful option for patients seeking a solution for missing teeth. To learn more about the benefits of porcelain bridges, visit iTooth at 1427 West State Hwy J, Ozark, MO 65721, or call (417) 883 8515.

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