Porcelain Fixed Bridges
An excellent way to restore missing teeth is with the use of a non-removable porcelain bridge. Since there are several types of bridges, discussing your options with your dentist will ensure that the proper bridge is used for your particular situation. A traditional bridge is the most popular and consists of porcelain and metal. This type of bridge looks very natural in the mouth. It is made up of two crowns worn over two teeth that anchor it in place. The crowns are attached to artificial teeth that fill the gaps from missing teeth. With dental bridges, you will get years of service because of their high durability. In time, though, from normal wear, they may need to be replaced.
Dental bridges can take care of a number of dental problems. They can restore the mouth to its natural appearance by filling in gaps from missing teeth, they help the face maintain its shape, and they also prevent the existing teeth from shifting due to spaces in the mouth. A porcelain fixed bridge can also replace a removable partial denture. Your smile will be restored, and you will be able to chew and speak properly when you are fitted with a porcelain fixed bridge.
Tired of your removable partial denture? or gaps in your smile? Then talk to your Northridge dentist about how fixed bridges can solve your problem.
Two dental visits will take care of providing you with your permanent bridge. Your dentist will prepare your anchoring teeth for crowns by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a proper fit. A mold will be made of the area so that the dental laboratory can make a precise bridge. You will be supplied with a temporary bridge until the next appointment, when the permanent bridge will be ready. It usually takes a few weeks for the porcelain fixed bridge to be created.
During the second visit, the permanent bridge will be placed in the mouth and adjusted for a proper fit. At this time, the dentist may or may not permanently cement the bridge into place. He may allow a little bit of time to elapse for the teeth and gums to adjust to the bridge before it is permanently cemented.
Your dentist will then instruct you as to how to care for your bridge. With regular dental visits and proper dental care, your bridge will last for years.