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PORCELAIN FIXED BRIDGES

Perhaps what is most notable about porcelain fixed bridges is that they perfectly resemble a patient’s real teeth and that they are incredibly durable. Porcelain bridges are designed to be a permanent way to replace missing teeth and to create a more attractive smile and improved functionality. In essence, the porcelain fixed bridge is simply a non-removable piece that is permanently affixed to ensure long-term reliability. The porcelain fixed bridge is typically cemented in place making for a seamless restoration.

Keeping Current Teeth In A More Natural And Correct Alignment

There are many reasons a patient may require a porcelain bridge. This includes everything from avoiding the need for dentures to returning one’s confidence with a beautiful smile. In addition, bridges made of porcelain are often used to improve speaking and chewing as well as keeping current teeth in a more natural and correct alignment. Perhaps most obvious of all is that porcelain type bridges are typically used to replace missing teeth with porcelain material that perfectly mimics natural teeth in look and feel. Having porcelain fixed bridges placed typically requires two office visits. To place the bridge requires modifying two of the patient’s natural teeth to be used as anchors.

Adjustments Are Made As Necessary Resulting In A Beautiful Restoration

This requires that the natural tooth enamel be removed so that a crown can fit firmly over the natural tooth. In many cases the patient will wear a temporary bridge for a few weeks until the permanent bridge can be placed. During the second visit, the patient has a perfectly fitted and fabricated bridge cemented into place. Adjustments are made as necessary resulting in a beautiful restoration that is functional and attractive. Talk with your dental care provider in Walnut Creek, Dr. Darvishzadeh at Walnut Creek Dental today to learn more information on porcelain fixed bridges and how they can help you enjoy better overall dental health and outward physical appearance.