Porcelain Bridges

? What is a Porcelain Bridge?

Porcelain Bridges

Dental bridges, or more specifically, a porcelain bridge is a treatment option for replacing a missing tooth. A porcelain bridge is a highly aesthetic and functional option that will replace the lost tooth.

? Who is a candidate for a Porcelain bridge?

If for any reason you have lost a tooth or teeth that has resulted in a gap between your remaining teeth, you are likely a candidate for a dental bridge. Your other options are dental implant replacements, or removable partial dentures. When you schedule a consultation with the Atlanta Dental Spa, we will review each of these options with you to find out which is the best treatment for you.

? What are the advantages of a Porcelain bridge?

Advantages of a porcelain bridge include:
  • Dental bridges are a highly aesthetic option for replacing a lost tooth
  • Atlanta Dental Spa bridges look and feel and function like natural teeth
  • All porcelain bridges do not have the ugly gray line at the gumline (like porcelain bridges that have a metal substructure)
porcelain bridges Example of our porcelain bridges. The white "x" indicates missing teeth.

? What are the disadvantages of a Porcelain bridge?

Disadvantages of a porcelain bridge include:
  • The teeth on either side of the missing tooth/teeth must be prepared for a restoration
  • All of the teeth in the dental bridge are connected, so flossing is more difficult
  • If one tooth on the bridge has a problem, the whole bridge must be replaced

? How long do they last?

If you care for your teeth the way we recommend, then your porcelain bridge should last a long time. Our Atlanta cosmetic dentists guarantee their work for years.

? How much do they cost?

Because dental bridges are a multi-tooth restoration, they will typically cost several times more than a traditional crown fee.