All Ceramic Bridges
All Ceramic Bridges
Missing teeth present challenges for patients during normal daily tasks. If teeth are not replaced, more problems arise with the adjacent and opposing teeth. Examples of these problems include teeth shifting forward, teeth moving upward (supra-eruption), change in a patient’s comfortable bite, and periodontal problems. Options for dealing with missing teeth include implants, bridges, and removable dentures.
Depending on the case, Dr. Vahe will assess the area where a tooth is missing and give you his opinion on the best restorative option.
What Is a Ceramic Bridge?
A dental bridge replaces missing teeth when there are natural teeth on both sides of the space created by the missing teeth. It consists of a false tooth or teeth held in place by dental crowns that have been cemented onto each of the adjacent teeth. With a ceramic bridge, the teeth will look the same as the rest of your teeth and will never discolor at the gum line. The strength of dental ceramics with technology today makes a ceramic bridge a long lasting and durable treatment option for a missing tooth.
Do I Need a Bridge?
In a case where a tooth has to be extracted, or a tooth is missing, one of your treatment options includes a bridge. A bridge can be used to replace one or many missing teeth. As long as the adjacent teeth are in good health, the adjacent teeth will be used to support the missing tooth or teeth.
What Is the Process for Getting a Bridge?
On the first appointment, Dr. Vahe will prepare the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth/teeth. Then, an impression will be made and sent to our laboratory. You will leave your first appointment with temporary crowns on the prepared teeth.
At your second appointment, we will remove the temporary crowns. We will then seat the bridge and ensure a perfect fit. You will see the crown and verify your complete satisfaction before completion. We will then cement the bridge to complete the process.
This procedure is completely painless with the use of local anesthesia.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Bridge??
You will need two appointments for this procedure. See “What is the Process for Getting a Bridge?” for details.