Porcelain-fixed dental bridges are restorative appliances made from porcelain and used to replace missing teeth. A bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth held in place by crowns fixed to the adjacent teeth. Fixed bridges are permanently cemented in place.
Benefits of Porcelain Fixed Dental Bridges
Like dental implants, porcelain-fixed dental bridges are a permanent solution to replace lost teeth. Unlike dentures, porcelain-fixed dental bridges are permanently secured in place. With porcelain fixed dental bridges, patients do not have to worry about their bridges slipping out of their mouths at any time.
Dental Procedure for Porcelain Fixed Dental Bridges
Once the dentist determines that a porcelain fixed dental bridge is the best treatment option for your smile, they will take impressions of your teeth. The dental lab will then create a bridge based on these impressions. The bridge will fit perfectly over the tooth gap, restoring your smile and helping prevent the neighboring teeth from shifting out of place.
The dentist recommends using a toothbrush with a soft-bristled head to clean the teeth and bridge, as well as mouthwash. In addition, patients should refrain from chewing ice, hard candies, and other hard foods. The porcelain material of the fixed dental bridge is not as strong as natural enamel, meaning it’s more prone to chipping or cracking.
It’s important for the patient to avoid grinding or clenching the teeth and get regular dental checkups.
J. Russell Danner, DDS, in Oklahoma City, OK, is equipped with the best dental team and modern technologies that enable us to deliver excellent care to our patients. Call us at 405-749-1676 to schedule an appointment today.