Enjoy a full smile once again with our natural-looking porcelain bridges.
What Is a Porcelain Bridge?
One of the options you have at GoSmiles Dentistry for replacing a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth in a row is a porcelain dental bridge. This is a highly aesthetic and functional treatment that has been used for many years. It is a non-removable restoration, which means it is fixed in place and cannot be taken out. Most often, the dental bridge is anchored by two adjacent dental crowns. The crowns are customized to fit your smile and placed over the teeth next to the space left by the missing tooth (or teeth). With the crowns in place, your dental bridge should not shift or come loose.
Who Is a Candidate for a Porcelain Bridge?
To know if you are a candidate for dental bridges in Herndon, Virginia, you must meet with our dentists for a consultation. During this initial visit, we will examine your oral health and the gap created by the missing tooth. If it is determined that dental bridges may not be the best option for you, we will go over other tooth replacement treatments, such as implants or removable partial dentures.
What Are the Advantages of a Porcelain Bridge?
- A porcelain bridge replaces missing teeth in a very aesthetic way.
- The dental bridge we will create for you will look, feel and function just like your natural smile, giving you a restoration you can feel confident showing off.
What Are the Disadvantages of a Porcelain Bridge?
- Because the tooth is anchored with dental crowns on either side of the missing tooth, the teeth must be prepared for the restoration.
- Flossing can be more difficult with a porcelain bridge.
- If there is a problem with one of the teeth under the bridge, the entire bridge must be replaced.
How Long Does a Bridge Last?
When done correctly, dental bridges look, feel and function like your natural teeth for many years. To get the advanced, quality care you deserve, we recommend you visit our highly experienced team of specialists. Call 703-689-3900 to get started at our office and learn more about porcelain bridges!
How Much Does a Bridge Cost?
Because a dental bridge is a multi-tooth restoration, the cost will be more expensive than a traditional dental crown.