Porcelain-fixed bridges may be good for you if you have space where a tooth should be. These are helpful to keep the alignment of your surrounding teeth. Filling in that space also helps to keep your face shape and aids in speaking and chewing. Of course, one of the reasons to get a porcelain fixed bridge is to bring back your smile.
A porcelain fixed bridge is attached to teeth on either side to replace a missing tooth in between. It is quite literally, like a tooth bridge. In the middle of the bridge is an artificial tooth, or pontic. The teeth on either side, also known as abutment teeth, have crowns over. Porcelain fixed bridges are a good alternative to removable partial dentures.
To make the bridge requires at least two visits. On the first appointment, the dentist will make an impression of your teeth. The dentist will then give you a temporary bridge until your custom made one is ready. On your next visit, you will be fitted with the new bridge made from your mold.
Porcelain fixed bridges last 5 to 15 years with good oral hygiene and regular check-ups with your dentist. Porcelain is popular with almost any tooth replacement or enhancement procedure because of how natural it looks. If you think you may need a porcelain fixed bridge, you can make an appointment with your Newmarket dentist today.