What is a porcelain bridge?
A porcelain bridge is one treatment option to replace a missing tooth. Other options include a dental implant or a removable partial denture. At Roswell Complete Dentistry, we take pride in ensuring that our porcelain bridges look and function like natural teeth. When you schedule a consultation to discuss replacing your missing tooth, we will discuss all treatment options with you, so that you can decide which treatment option works best for you.
What are the advantages to a porcelain bridge?
Porcelain bridges stay fixed into place because they are cemented to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. They are not removable like partial dentures. They are also much more durable than partial dentures. They do not contain metal, so there is no gray line at the gum. When properly cared for, a porcelain bridge should last for many years.
What are the disadvantages of a porcelain bridge?
A porcelain bridge requires that the teeth on either side of the missing tooth must be prepared for a restoration. When the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are healthy and do not need any restorations, a dental implant is a more conservative treatment option. Porcelain bridges can also be challenging to clean, because all the teeth of the bridge are connected. Also, if one tooth in the bridge has a problem, the entire bridge will need to be replaced.