Porcelain bridges are for people who are missing one or more teeth. This type of dental appliance restores the functionality and appearance of your smile. At Gage Dental Care, we use porcelain because the material can be shaped to look like your natural teeth. We can also form it to fit into your bite pattern. This increases the comfort of the dental piece.
Benefits of Porcelain Bridges
In the dental industry, porcelain is a preferred material because of its strength and ability to mimic the look of a natural tooth. Its glass-like appearance and translucency make it challenging for people to distinguish porcelain-formed dental work from real teeth.
When people are missing teeth, they often avoid smiling because others will notice the gaps. With a bridge, this will no longer be an issue. The dental appliance fills in these spaces. Missing teeth cause problems when it comes to eating and speaking properly. If you can’t thoroughly chew your food, you could suffer from digestive trouble. Also, gaps between your teeth may cause speech issues, which makes it tough for others to understand you. A porcelain bridge will resolve these problems.
If a tooth is missing, then the teeth that border the empty space will likely drift. This could cause you to feel uncomfortable with your appearance. Missing teeth also change the shape of your face. If you’re missing a molar, then your cheeks may begin to display a shrunken look while absent front teeth cause your lips to contract.
Your health history could be a factor if you're considering a cosmetic procedure due to missing teeth. If you suffer from an illness like diabetes or osteoporosis, then a porcelain bridge is often the best way to replace teeth. This type of dental appliance lasts for anywhere from five to 15 years. Keep in mind that the lifespan of your porcelain bridge will depend on your commitment to maintaining your oral hygiene. When you have advanced dental work like this in your mouth, it’s important to continue to see your dentist for regular checkups. Also, be sure to care for the device in the same way as your original teeth.
Porcelain Bridges for Oral Health
At Gage Dental Care, Dr. Abaian and Dr. Hanookai will use their combined expertise to ensure that your porcelain bridge replicates the form and functionality of the teeth it is replacing. Contact us for a free consultation. At that time, we’ll be able to determine if you’re a candidate for the procedure.