Porcelain fixed bridges are also known as a fixed partial denture. It is a dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth in your mouth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
Porcelain fixed bridges match the color of your natural teeth and are fixed in that they are cemented on the supporting teeth called abutments. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the dental crowns that cover the abutments. In some cases fixed dental bridges are placed on a dental implant next to your missing teeth.
Types of dental bridges may vary depending on how they are fabricated and the way they are anchored to the adjacent teeth. Porcelain fixed bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using composite resin.
Your Saratoga dentist may recommend a fixed dental bridge if you’re missing one or more teeth. Teeth gaps may cause remaining teeth to shift into the empty spaces possibly resulting to a bad bite. This imbalance caused by the missing teeth may later on lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Consult Dr. Prasad to learn more about how porcelain fixed bridges can help you.
Call Argonaut Dental at (408) 867-1800.