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A porcelain dental bridge

If you want to close a gap in your smile, a porcelain fixed bridge can be used as a replacement for lost or broken teeth.

Dental porcelain is a flexible material that can be used to create a porcelain bridge that will close the gap created by the loss of one or more teeth. A porcelain bridge has a number of similar qualities to natural teeth, which make it the perfect replacement. 

These similarities include:

  • Strength
  • The ability to resist food acid.
  • They can handle chewing without fracturing.
  • A translucent colour that’s very close to the natural colour of teeth.

A dental porcelain bridge is the ideal way to repair your smile when you’ve lost teeth, or when you need fractured or broken teeth extracted.

Porcelain Bridge vs an Implant

People often ask whether it’s better to get an implant or a porcelain bridge, and the answer is that it depends on your situation. A fixed bridge porcelain tooth replacement is anchored to other healthier teeth, and it takes a much shorter time to complete. It can be finished in a few weeks, whereas implants take several months.

Obviously, if your teeth are not strong and healthy they may not be able to hold a bridge. However, sometimes a porcelain bridge can be installed by placing posts in the anchor teeth to strengthen them.

Using a Porcelain Bridge for Front Teeth

A porcelain bridge for front teeth is a great solution for damage in this area. It’s permanent, costs less than a dental implant, and can be installed much more rapidly as well.

One of the major benefits of a porcelain front teeth installation is that you won’t have to worry about it coming loose when you’re eating! Because the bridge is permanent, it means the replacement teeth feel like real teeth. The bridge teeth are also colour matched to your surrounding teeth, so your smile looks the same, or better, once you’ve had the treatment.

Porcelain Bridge Cost

Because of the way a bridge is made, the cost of every porcelain bridge is different. That’s also due to the fact that we use resins, porcelain, porcelain bonded to metal, and other advanced materials to construct your porcelain bridge in New Zealand. In addition to the material cost, you have to factor in the complexity of the installation.

Ultimately, a full porcelain bridge is an investment that will maintain your smile for many years. And that’s why you need to book an examination if you have gaps in your smile so you can get an idea of how much your bridge will cost.

Porcelain Bridge Repair

Porcelain bridges can get damaged sometimes because they’re subject to the same stresses as your normal teeth. They won’t rot, but if you don’t brush and floss the teeth properly, the bridge they’re attached to can become compromised. In this situation, it’s important to visit your dentist and discuss treatment options.

You can also chip or otherwise damage one of the teeth in your porcelain bridge. And again, the best thing to do is to visit your dentist so they can review and discuss your options.