Restore Your Smile With a Porcelain Fixed Bridge
You can replace missing teeth and restore your smile with a dental bridge. A fixed dental bridge is a non-removable appliance that is durable enough to last many years.
Why a Porcelain Fixed Bridge Is Ideal for Cosmetic Dentistry
A cosmetic dentist will most likely recommend a porcelain fixed bridge. The porcelain material closely resembles natural teeth, blending in well with your surrounding teeth.
A porcelain fixed bridge is attached to two crowns that anchor the bridge to your teeth. The porcelain pontics, or artificial teeth, are fused to the metal bridge and fill the gap between your two natural teeth.
Fixed bridges are used to replace missing teeth for cosmetic purposes, but have many helpful benefits:
They maintain facial shape.
They prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
They help restore the ability to chew and speak.
- They can be a permanent dental appliance upgrade for a removable partial denture.
Getting Your New Porcelain Fixed Bridge
It is a two-step process to get your smile restored with a permanent bridge. First, you will come in for an initial appointment to have your anchoring teeth prepared and an impression made of your teeth. This model will be sent to a laboratory that creates bridges, and while you wait you will wear a temporary bridge.
In the second step, you will come in for an appointment to be fitted with your bridge. Your dentist will then give you care instructions for maintaining your new bridge.
Restore Your Smile
Find out how a cosmetic dentist can give you a beautiful new smile by calling Dr. Peterson at 503-691-9046.