Get More Attractive Smiles with Porcelain Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are a popular way to replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth near each other. When Dr. Haque places your dental bridge, he uses the surrounding teeth to support it. While there are several style options available, many people prefer porcelain dental bridges because they most closely resemble the appearance of natural teeth. A porcelain fixed bridge typically contains three crowns anchored to two abutement teeth. This is similar to a standard bridge fixture. The middle tooth is a pontic, which means artificial tooth.
When You Should Consider Porcelain Dental Bridges
There are several situations when this device is the best choice to conceal tooth loss, including the following:
- To fill in empty space caused by missing teeth
- To maintain consistent facial shape and integrity
- To hold the remaining teeth in position
- To improve speaking and chewing ability
- To improve the appearance of your smile
- To replace a removable partial denture with a permanent one
The Process of Receiving Porcelain Fixed Bridges
You need to visit Dr. Haque at Oak Brook Smiles two times to receive your new porcelain dental bridge. During the first visit, he drills away a small amount of tooth enamel to ensure there is enough space to place the device. He then takes an impression of your teeth and jaw and sends it to our dental laboratory. Dr. Haque fits you with a temporary porcelain bridge before you leave.
You receive your permanent bridge during the second appointment. After using special dental cement to place it in your mouth, Dr. Haque carefully checks the fit and performs any needed adjustments. Lastly, he cements the new crown into place. The staff of Oak Brook Smiles also provides you with detailed care instructions.
There are many variables in determining porcelain fixed bridges cost. The office staff provides you with this information after your initial consultation. This is also the ideal time to inquire about our numerous payment options if dental insurance doesn’t cover your procedure.
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