Drs. Navdeep Aulakh, Parin Patel, Kevin Hashemi, Heidi Lee, Nipa Shetha, and Victoria Furman can provide you with a porcelain dental bridge to close the gaps in your smile and restore your healthy, functional bite. Bridges are a non-removable appliance, making them an excellent choice for replacing your missing teeth. We invite you to contact AZ Dental at 408-437-1111 for more information about porcelain dental bridges in San Jose, California, and schedule your consultation with our dentists.
There are several types of dental bridges available to restore your smile. The most common type of bridge is made of porcelain fused to metal. Dental bridges consist of two crowns that cover anchoring teeth (also called abutment teeth), and are attached to one or more artificial teeth to close the gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth. During your consultation, our dentists will discuss the various types of bridges available and determine which will be most beneficial for you.
Dental bridges help to:
- Fill the spaces caused by missing teeth
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position
- Restore your ability to chew and speak
- Restore your smile
- Upgrade you from a removable partial denture to a permanent appliance
You will need to schedule at least two appointments with our dentists to receive a dental bridge. During the first appointment, the area around the affected teeth will be numbed, and the anchoring teeth will be prepared for dental crowns. Our dentists will take an impression and send it to a dental lab for your bridge to be fabricated. We will provide you with a temporary bridge for a time between appointments. At your second appointment, we will remove the temporary bridge, place your permanent bridge, and check it carefully to ensure a good fit before cementing it in place.
Dental bridges are highly durable restorations, and when properly cared for can last for many years. You will, however, eventually need to replace or re-cement your bridge as a result of normal wear.
To learn more about porcelain dental bridges and schedule your appointment with our dentist, please call our practice today.