A dental implant isn’t the only way to replace a missing tooth. A porcelain bridge can do it but in a different way. A porcelain bridge is made of a metal bridge with a porcelain tooth attached to it. The metal bridge connects to the adjacent teeth for support.
Every porcelain bridge is designed by the dentist at Genesis Dental Esthetics to ensure a perfect fit.
Types of Porcelain Bridges
Three types of bridges exist. The most common one is a fixed bridge. This is one that has a false bridge attached to two crowns that cap the neighboring teeth.
Another type of bridge is called a “Maryland bridge.” It is used to replace a missing front tooth. It has metal wing wires. Those wings attach to the teeth beside the missing one.
The Encore bridge is the third type and has a resin framework. This framework bonds to nearby teeth. After the framework has been implanted, the dentist will place the porcelain veneer where the teeth would have been. When a false tooth is attached to two crowns, the bridge is often called a cantilever one
Reasons for a Fixed Bridge
People get a fixed bridge because they want to:
- Replace a missing tooth
- Maintain the shape of the face
- Prevent other teeth from moving when one tooth is missing
- Restore speech or chewing ability
- Improve the beauty of a smile
- Replace a removable partial denture