Replacing one or more teeth can leave many patients feeling confused or overwhelmed by their choices. Dr. Gin Goei of Huntington Dental Excellence in South Pasadena, California, can assist patients in making the right decisions for their unique needs. For many, fixed porcelain dental bridges are a great choice, allowing patients to replace missing teeth with a non-removable dental bridge that restores appearance and function to the smile.
What is a fixed dental bridge?
A fixed dental bridge is a restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is made up of two crowns that are placed on the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth and a false tooth or teeth in between. The false tooth or teeth are called pontics. They can be made from a number of materials, including alloys, golds, ceramic, or a combination of these materials. At Huntington Dental Excellence, we focus on providing porcelain bridges as these allow for a natural restoration that blends in with the smile. Fixed bridges are cemented into place, and they can only be removed by a dentist.
There are several benefits of choosing a fixed dental bridge over other options like implants or dentures:
- Dental bridges are less expensive than implants
- Dental bridges don’t require surgery, so there is no recovery time.
- Dental bridges are a good option for people who are not suitable candidates for implants
- Dental bridges can be done in just two visits to our office, ensuring fast final results!
Am I a candidate for fixed dental bridges?
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to find out if you are a good fit, it’s always a great idea to book a consultation with a cosmetic and restorative dentist such as Dr. Gin Goei of Huntington Dental Excellence. Alternative options may be discussed if patients are not seen as proper candidates for this particular restoration.