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How a Porcelain Dental Bridge Works

October 28, 2021
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Posted By: Gordon Dental Associates
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A dental bridge in Augustine, FL is a fixed prosthetic containing artificial teeth that close a smile gap. It is a popular tooth replacement option that restores aesthetics and chewing ability.

Why a Dental Bridge in Augustine?

A dental bridge is one of four tooth replacement options. The others are dentures, partials, and dental implants. However, a bridge is the only option for patients looking for a fixed prosthetic that is less invasive than a dental implant.

The Benefits of a Dental Bridge

Your dentist will always recommend tooth replacement if you have missing teeth. And this is about more than aesthetics. Tooth loss promotes tooth migration—the ideal setting for remaining teeth to shift into smile gaps and leave you with bite misalignment.

A misaligned bite promotes tooth wear, often leading to cavities, worn teeth, and even fractures down the line.

The Dental Bridge Process

Tooth replacement always begins with a conversation between you and your dentist. If you’re not a patient of record or have not been to the dental office in a while, we typically take x-rays and provide a comprehensive exam to ensure that a dental bridge will work for your tooth replacement.

If everything checks out, your dentist provides you with a custom bridge containing one or two teeth. This bridge is joined to healthy adjacent teeth with dental crowns. In other words, we cap the healthy tooth to the left and right of your smile gap, allowing the artificial teeth to complete your smile.

Because your bridge and crowns are always custom-designed, they look and function beautifully. Your friends will never guess that you even have a dental bridge.

To Restore Your Smile, Contact Your Dentist in 32086

When you love your smile, it makes our day! Give us a call to arrange your consultation or if you have any questions about tooth restoration or replacement.

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