Porcelain Fixed Bridges

bridges.jpgA dental bridge is a fixed (cemented) dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth. It requires the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth to be prepared and shaped.  These so called abutment teeth are joined to a pontic tooth, which bridges the gap. There are several types of fixed dental bridges, including traditional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. The porcelain fixed bridge is the most commonly used and best resembles the look and feel of your natural teeth.

Dental bridges are highly durable and can enhance your smile for many years. The itero digital scanner if often used to take a digital impression of the teeth and the tooth to be prepared for a crown.

Your dentist may recommend dental bridges for the following reasons:

  • Fill space of missing teeth.
  • Maintain facial shape.
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability.
  • Restore your smile.
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.