When you are missing teeth, it is important to assess your options. At Southland Dental Care, we make sure to provide our patients with every available choice, as to make the right decision when choosing a particular route. Though dental implants are the modern-day solution to fixing gaps and fill in missing teeth, porcelain bridges are also an available option. It is important to inform us of your health history, so that we can assess the treatment options and situation on an individual basis. In particular if you suffer from severe chronic osteoporosis or diabetes, porcelain bridges could be an optimal solution when replacing teeth.
When using porcelain bridges in treatment, Dr. Abaian and Dr. Hanookai use the structure of the surrounding teeth as a sort of foundation for the dental work, literally constructing a “bridge” between the new and old teeth. The porcelain material is important, as it allows the product to be shaped and aligned according to the appearance of original teeth. Through the use of porcelain bridges, we are able to replicate the form and function of your original teeth.
Porcelain bridges are especially easy to maintain, as they require the same, routine at-home care as original teeth. We will schedule a follow-up appointment to evaluate your porcelain bridge and to review how the rest of your mouth is responding to the dental treatment. To visit our office for a free consultation to see if porcelain bridges are the right option for you, contact us at (818) 788-8787.