Porcelain dental bridges are one of the most common types of dental bridges. They are made of tooth-colored materials or porcelain fused with metal or ceramic and used to restore your missing teeth. At Contemporary Prosthodontics, we offer porcelain dental bridges in Duxbury near Cape Cod, South Boston, and Hangam, MA, as effective prosthetic teeth for individuals looking for treatments that restore their oral function and even their smile.

Our prosthodontists in Duxbury, MA, Dr. Wiemeyer and Dr. Lee, create dental bridges out of a porcelain resin composite to make the prosthetic teeth look completely natural. So, If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile.

Our porcelain dental bridges are designed to last for many years and can restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile. They are anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom-made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. The crowns are essential to restore your smile by holding the artificial tooth in place, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. 

When Do We Recommend Porcelain Dental Bridges

Various dental conditions may warrant our prosthodontists in Duxbury, near Cape Cod, South Boston, and Hangam, MA, to recommend a porcelain bridge. You may be a candidate for a dental bridge if you need to:

  • Improve the shape and appearance of your face
  • Restore your ability to speak, eat, and chew normally
  • Prevent your natural teeth from moving out of position after missing a few teeth
  • Alleviate excess stress on your bite
  • Replace an unwanted removable partial denture
  • Enhance the appearance of your smile

Dr. Wiemeyer or Dr. Lee will help you determine if getting a traditional dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after a tooth loss. 

Our Porcelain Dental Bridge Procedure in Duxbury, MA

The dental bridge treatment often requires two visits to the dentist. Hence, when you come in for a dental bridge procedure at our dental office, here are a few things you should expect during the procedure

  • First, our prosthodontist will numb the area with local anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure.
  • Next, he will reshape your abutment teeth by removing some tooth enamel.
  • A dental impression of your mouth will be taken and sent to our dental laboratory. The impression will be used to create your permanent bridge.
  • Until your bridge is created, we will place a temporary bridge to restore your dental function. 

When your final bridge is ready, we will inform you to come for a fitting. This will be your second visit. Here, Dr. Wiemeyer or Dr. Lee will:

  • Remove your temporary bridge
  • Place the final bridge and check if it properly fits
  • Next, the dental bridge will be bonded in place, and you can resume your normal dental routines and also enhance the confidence in your smile.

Caring for Your Porcelain Dental Bridges

Taking care of your porcelain dental bridge is important to ensure its durability and prevent complications. It is important to know that taking care of your dental bridge is similar to how you take care of your natural teeth.

You must ensure you brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss regularly, especially before you go to bed. You also need to schedule regular checkups with us every six months. During the checkups, our prosthodontists will assess the state of your dental bridge to ensure there are no issues. Plaque and tartar buildup will also be removed to prevent tooth decay and gum disease in the future.

Porcelain Dental Bridges at Contemporary Prosthodontics

If you have one or more missing teeth and you’re looking for a way to restore the appearance of your smile more naturally, our porcelain dental bridges may be the option you need. Our prosthodontists in Duxbury, near Cape Cod, South Boston, and Hangam, can give you the restoration you need with our porcelain dental bridge treatment. Schedule an appointment with us today to know if your dental condition requires a dental bridge treatment.

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