What You Need to Know About Porcelain Dental Bridges
- Posted on: Sep 15 2019
Tooth replacement options vary for patients depending on their situation, their budget, and their personal preferences. Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis are dentists at Smile Texas in Sugarland, TX who are committed to helping patients choose the right tooth replacement method best for their needs. One commonly requested treatment for missing teeth includes dental bridges.
What is a dental bridge?
Our dentists describe a dental bridge as a porcelain restoration that is created to “bridge the gap” between teeth and restore function and beauty to the smile. These are restorations that are bonded in place and are not removed in the same way a partial denture may be. However, they are less expensive than dental implants.
What do I need to know about dental bridges?
- Dental bridges are permanent. These restorations are bonded to the adjacent teeth for support, allowing them to stay firmly in place for many years. They do not need to be removed and cleaned, just cared for as the dentist recommends.
- Dental bridges are beautiful. Patients who have teeth surrounding the area where a tooth was loss can use a dental bridge. Bridges are made with porcelain to mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel, and the color, shape, and size is made for each patient’s smile. This ensures seamless integration that can enhance the smile while restoring function.
- Dental bridges are strong. Because our practice makes dental bridges out of durable, quality porcelain, these restorations can withstand natural chewing and biting forces. They also allow patients to speak clearly, especially if the tooth loss occurred with one of the anterior (front) teeth.
- Dental bridges are affordable. While dental implants are often the more desirable option for patients missing one tooth, they are quite expensive and not always covered by dental insurance. Instead, many patients can use bridges and enjoy a similar, permanent replacement option.
Are you considering the placement of a dental bridge?
Connect with Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis of Smile Texas to discuss your options, including bridges, for tooth replacement. Our team of professionals are located in Sugarland, TX at 4665 Sweetwater Boulevard and can be reached by phone for an appointment at (281) 265-7645.
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