Ceramic / Porcelain Bridges
But dental implants require surgery, aren’t appropriate for every situation, and usually require a period of two or more months of healing time to complete treatment. A dental bridge is faster to place and is the traditional treatment of choice for a missing tooth.
A dental bridge involves placing two dental crowns on the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth.
Your adjacent teeth will be slightly reduced to make room for the bridge. Then an impression will be made of your teeth. From that impression, the lab will create two crowns and a false tooth. They will be constructed as one unit and fit right over the prepared teeth, where they are bonded on. All of this can generally be done in just two appointments spaced about 1-2 weeks apart.
Like porcelain crowns, porcelain dental bridges are translucent (they allow light to travel through them) and therefore create a more natural smile.
Learn more about different types of Dental Bridges→