Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Bridges

Porcelain Bridges are used to bridge two teeth together because of a missing tooth. Known as abutment teeth, porcelain bridges are the best choice for dental bridges, which can also be fashioned out of alloy or gold. Dental bridges can last from five to 15 years or longer as long as you practice good oral hygiene. Glen Dental Center in Glenview explains that there are several benefits of porcelain bridges. These include:

During your porcelain bridge appointment with Glen Dental Center in Glenview, your abutment teeth will be prepared to make way for the replacement tooth. Your cosmetic dentist in Deerfield will recontour the abutment teeth by filing down a portion of enamel on the tooth. This allows room for the replacement tooth, dental implant, or dental crown. Dr. Gilmor or Dr. Phillips will then take impressions that will serve as a mold or model to make the bridge and crowns before sending the impressions off to a dental lab. During this time, Glen Dental Center will make a temporary bridge for you to wear while your permanent porcelain bridge is made.

Replacing your missing tooth with a porcelain bridge will actually make eating more pleasurable. However, it may take some time to get used to the bridge before returning to your favorite foods.

If you would like more information regarding porcelain dental bridges, schedule an appointment with Glen Dental Center today.

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