What Are Porcelain Fixed Bridges?

A dental bridge is a fixed appliance designed to replace missing teeth. If you are looking for tooth replacement options, you should know that porcelain fixed bridges are a viable option for their natural appearance and durability. Crafted with precision and artistry, these bridges consist of two crowns that anchor onto adjacent teeth, securing artificial teeth (pontics) in the gap left by missing teeth.

Benefits of Porcelain Fixed Bridges

Aesthetic Resemblance

Porcelain fixed bridges in Baltimore & Columbia are popular for their ability to resemble natural teeth closely. The material used in these bridges is carefully crafted to match the shape, size, and color of your existing teeth, resulting in a seamless and beautiful smile restoration.

Durability and Longevity

Porcelain is a durable material, providing strength and resilience against the daily forces of chewing and biting. While dental restorations may eventually require replacement, porcelain fixed bridges are known for their longevity.

Facial Shape Maintenance

Missing teeth can contribute to unwanted changes in facial shape as adjacent teeth may drift out of position. Porcelain fixed bridges help maintain the natural youthful contours of your face and prevent teeth from drifting out of alignment.

Functional Restoration

Beyond enhancing appearance, fixed bridges can help restore essential functions like chewing and speaking, which are compromised when a patient loses teeth. 

Upgrade from Removables

A fixed dental appliance like a porcelain bridge is cemented to the teeth and cannot be removed from the mouth, which significantly improves your quality of life, enhancing comfort and convenience.

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The Process of Getting a Porcelain Fixed Bridge

The porcelain fixed bridge procedure typically involves two or more visits to our offices.

  • Initial Consultation: Your journey begins with an initial consultation. During this visit, our team assesses your dental health, discusses your goals, and determines if porcelain fixed bridges in Baltimore & Columbia are the right solution for you.
  • Tooth Preparation: On the day of the procedure, the surrounding teeth are prepared by removing a portion of the enamel. This step allows for crowns to be anchored to a fake tooth in the middle (pontic). This is done under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort, and our team prioritizes a minimally invasive approach.
  • Precision Impressions: Highly accurate molds of your teeth are taken. A temporary bridge is placed to protect your teeth, while the permanent one is meticulously created at a dental laboratory.
  • Temporary Bridge Placement: You'll wear a temporary bridge for about two weeks while the final porcelain bridge is being crafted. The temporary bridge will be fixed onto the prepared teeth with temporary cement.
  • Final Placement: Once ready, your permanent bridge is carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented onto the prepared teeth with permanent cement to achieve a proper fit.

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Time and Again, Patients Choose Porcelain Fixed Bridges Over Other Options

  • Natural-Looking Results: Porcelain reflects light similarly to natural tooth enamel, creating a restoration that not only looks aesthetic but also feels and functions naturally.
  • Stability and Comfort: Being fixed, these bridges are stable and secure, eliminating the inconvenience of removable appliances. The permanence ensures a comfortable fit, allowing you to enjoy daily activities without worry.
  • Durability: Porcelain fixed bridges are highly durable, functioning well, and looking bright for the long term.

Maryland Prosthodontic Associates: Cosmetic Dentistry You Can Trust 

  • Prosthodontic Expertise: Our team is equipped with extensive education, training, and experience. Trust your dental care to professionals dedicated to delivering top-tier results.
  • Comprehensive Solutions: Maryland Prosthodontic Associates offers a range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures, ensuring a holistic approach to your dental needs. Our expertise extends beyond porcelain fixed bridges, allowing us to address diverse concerns.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We leverage advanced technologies, including 3D scanning, imaging, and printing, to help ensure precise diagnostics and treatment planning for all your cosmetic dentistry needs.
  • Your Care, Optimized: Your comfort, satisfaction, and well-being are our top priorities. 

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If you're considering porcelain fixed bridges to restore your smile, schedule a consultation with Maryland Prosthodontic Associates today. Don't let missing teeth impact your confidence or oral health any longer. Call today.

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