Porcelain Bridges

Porcelain Dental Bridges

Fix Missing Teeth in Kingsport

If you have missing teeth and are hoping to bridge that gap, Bateman Dentistry can help with a dental bridge. Missing, broken, or weakened teeth can not only be embarrassing, but they can be painful. A dental bridge can restore your smile with a natural-looking dental bridge.

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What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a dental appliance that fills space from a tooth extraction or where you have missing teeth. A dental bridge, or partial denture, is installed where teeth have either already been extracted or where teeth need to be pulled. Most bridges are custom-made for each patient. They last an average of five to seven years.

Reasons to Get a Fixed Bridge

If you have a gap in your teeth or are missing teeth, you are certainly a candidate for a fixed bridge. Those are only some of the more common reasons that people get dental bridges. Here’s a full list:

  • Fill the gap of missing teeth

  • Maintain your facial shape

  • Prevent remaining teeth from shifting

  • Restore chewing ability

  • Help with speaking

  • Bring back your smile

Dental Bridges Versus Dental Implants

Dental bridges and dental implants are both dental appliances, but the method in which they are put on differs. A dental bridge is secured on both sides by adjacent teeth and is used to fill empty spaces in your mouth. A dental implant is a dental crown that has been permanently attached to a metal post that has been implanted into the jaw bone. The adjacent teeth aren’t touched with a dental implant.

Process for Getting a Dental Bridge

Once you come in for a consultation, our dental team determines which dental bridge is best for you. Often, we suggest the more popular traditional bridge, which is made by fusing porcelain to metal. These bridges are fixed into your mouth and look just like your natural teeth – no one can tell the difference in your beautiful smile!

Typically, the process to get a fixed dental prosthesis goes as follows:

First Visit

  • Remove enamel in and around the spot of your new bridge

  • Take a mold of your mouth

Second Visit

  • Insert and adjust your new bridge for a proper fit

  • Cement the bridge to your mouth

  • Go through care instructions and dental treatments

Keep in mind that while dental bridges are highly durable and should last many years, you may need to consider a replacement at some point due to normal wear.

Scheduling Your Consultation

If you think you are a candidate for dental bridges, please reach out to us and schedule a free consultation. Our dentists will chat with you, explain your options, and work to give you that beautiful smile you’ve been searching for.

Simply complete the form on this page or call us at (423)-246-9231, and we’ll get back to you soon!

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