Dental Porcelain is remarkable in its ability to replicate both the form and function of original teeth. Whether you're looking at veneers, crowns, or a fixed bridge, the use of porcelain can provide the longevity, durability, and esthetic you desire.
A porcelain fixed bridge/ Crowns is very useful when replacing a tooth or a couple of teeth that are no longer viable. The porcelain can be sculpted to replicate the look of natural tooth enamel and using this durable material gives your bridge a strong base to rely upon.
Porcelain is so flexible in its design capabilities that it can be used not only to replace lost teeth, but also to improve the original appearance of those teeth and create a flawless replacement.
The Hows and Whys of a Porcelain Fixed Bridge and Crowns
A porcelain fixed bridge and Crowns replaces missing teeth by using the surrounding teeth as a foundation. This creates a literal "bridge" between the remaining teeth and the missing teeth.
Dental Porcelain is a great product because it can be shaped to replicate original teeth and fit comfortably within the established bite pattern. Porcelain is also very durable, will withstand most natural tooth functions, and can vividly mimic tooth enamel with its glass-like whiteness and translucence, which allows light to penetrate and scatter as it does with natural organic teeth.
Maintenance of a Porcelain Fixed Bridge and Crowns
Maintaining a porcelain bridge is actually quite simple. Treat your bridge in the same manner as you would original teeth, with routine brushing with non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste and regular flossing.
A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to evaluate your bridge shortly after it's placed, so the dentist can review his or her handiwork and see how your mouth is reacting to the treatment. Even if you think everything feels perfect, this appointment is vital to your future oral health.