Many adults at one point in their life may lose a tooth or teeth. Missing teeth can have a tremendous impact on life. It can make it harder to chew and eat properly, the remaining teeth can shift and move creating “pockets” where bacteria will quickly collect and it can lead to an unattractive smile. It will eventually affect your self confidence, overall health and your quality of life. Often people will avoid smiling or cover their mouth if they do smile. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, it is very important to replace it.
A cosmetic type of bridge design is achieved by crowning the teeth in front of and behind the missing tooth utilizing an all-porcelain bridge. This multiple unit bridge is permanently bonded to the healthy teeth and it cannot be removed. It provides a permanent, non-removable alternative to a partial denture. Porcelain bridges can also be supported by dental implants if healthy teeth are not in the proper position.
Whether supported by natural teeth or implants, porcelain bridges offer the life-like appearance of natural teeth. Porcelain bridges can fully restore your chewing surfaces and can enhance your overall facial esthetics.