Porcelain fixed bridges are non-removable dental appliances that Dr. Douglas Hauck will use to replace one or more missing teeth. For those who are missing teeth, porcelain fixed bridges can help restore the confidence and self-esteem that comes from having a complete and beautiful smile. Porcelain fixed bridges are often used to:
- Replace missing teeth
- Prevent other teeth from shifting
- Replace a removable partial denture
- Help restore or maintain facial volume
- Restore the ability to speak and chew
- Complete a dental implant treatment
- Enhance the beauty of the smile
Porcelain Fixed Bridges
The procedure takes just a few appointments at Douglas Hauck DDS, Inc. to complete. After numbing the teeth, our dentist will prepare the two anchoring teeth (the two teeth adjacent to the gap) by removing some enamel and dentin. This helps create sufficient room for a crown. Next, we will take an impression of your teeth that will be used to create your custom porcelain bridge. Between your first and second appointment, you will wear a temporary bridge.
During your second visit, Dr. Douglas Hauck will remove your temporary restoration and then carefully check, adjust, and cement your permanent porcelain bridge for a proper fit. Once your porcelain fixed bridge is in place, our dentist will give you specific instructions on how to care for your newly restored smile.
If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, please call our office to learn more about the benefits of a dental bridge in Newport Beach, California. We’ll be happy to discuss your tooth replacement options with you!