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How Do Porcelain Bridges Work?

How Do Porcelain Bridges Work?

Losing a tooth can be stressful as well as hinder one’s confidence, to say the least. If you’ve lost a tooth or even several teeth, whether due to injury or even an oral health issue, there’s hope.

Dr. Mitchell Milan is an expert in restorative dentistry in Michigan and has helped countless patients regain their full smile with the help of porcelain bridges. But just how do porcelain bridges work? Keep reading to learn.

Porcelain bridges 101

A dental bridge is used to fill a space where a tooth is missing. It’s important to receive a bridge because gaps where a tooth or teeth once were can cause shifting of the teeth, which can in turn lead to jaw and bite issues. Bridges also preserve the overall health of your mouth. Dr. Milan is pleased to offer several types of porcelain bridges at his office to accommodate your needs.

First, he offers fixed bridges. This type of bridge consists of a tooth that acts as a filler that attaches to two separate crowns, which fit over your current teeth to hold it in its place. This is the most common type of bridge used.

A second bridge type is a “Maryland” bridge, which is made of a composite bond. This type of bridge is used for missing front teeth. And a third bridge type is a cantilever bridge, which is used when there are teeth on just a single side of the area.

The process of bridges involves two visits to Dr. Milan’s office; one for making a mold of the teeth and inputting a temporary bridge and another for placing the permanent bridge. A consultation will determine which bridge is right for you.

Bridges can last up to a decade if properly cared for, which includes keeping the gum line and surrounding area clean.

Your cosmetic dentist of choice

As one of the most sought-after cosmetic dentists in metro Detroit, Dr. Mitchell Milan is an expert when it comes to porcelain bridges and many other cosmetic dental treatments. He and his staff are so well regarded that patients come to Dr. Milan’s Michigan dentist office from all over the country to receive his expertise. After all, your smile is nothing to be taken lightly.

Dr. Milan’s compassionate nature and unmatched skill are what his patients most appreciate. He takes the time to understand your concerns and address any and all questions. His goal is always to provide you with the services that will garner the best possible results.

Specializing in preventative, advanced, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Milan can truly address all of your dental needs. If you’re ready to explore cosmetic dentistry, call Dr. Milan’s office today for your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.