Porcelain Bridges in South Fort Worth
Long-Lasting, Natural-Looking Porcelain Bridges
A bridge is a series of connected crowns which fill the gap left by a missing tooth. The teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are capped by the outer crowns of the bridge and are used to support the entire bridge unit.
Dr. Warren has extensive experience in making high-quality bridges. His durable bridges not only restore chewing functionality, they are also beautiful and natural-looking.
High-Quality Porcelain Materials for a Strong, Lifelike Result
Dr. Warren uses only the highest quality porcelain to make dental bridges. He makes most of his bridges from all-zirconia porcelain, one of the latest advancements in dentistry. Zirconia boasts superior strength as well as the lustrous appearance of natural teeth. Bridges made from zirconia are extremely durable and resistant to breakage.
In certain cases, such as when a patient needs a bridge in the back of their mouth, the chewing and biting forces that the bridge has to withstand require the highest possible strength. Dr. Warren will then use high-quality porcelain over a gold-alloy core for ultimate durability.
Implants vs. Dental Bridges
Patients needing to replace a tooth also have the option of getting a dental implant instead of a bridge. Instead of using adjacent teeth for support, as is the case with a bridge, the missing tooth is replaced by a single implant topped with a crown.
Advantages of Implants
Implants are a far superior replacement option for missing or unhealthy teeth. Their strength and stability can provide you with all the chewing power of natural teeth, in addition to preserving the bone in your jaws. Unlike bridges, which have a life span of about 7-10 years, implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
Dr. Warren will usually recommend an implant to replace a single tooth, but in some cases a bridge can also be an acceptable treatment option. He can examine you and let you know what he recommends for your individual situation.
To make an appointment, call 817‑241‑2820 or click here to request an appointment online.