One-Visit Porcelain Bridges in Northfield
Durable, Natural-Looking Bridges in One Visit
A dental bridge is a series of connected dental crowns used to replace one or more missing teeth. The outer crowns on each end of the bridge are fitted over the teeth adjacent to the gap, and one or more crowns in the middle act as the replacement teeth.
In many cases, Dr. Davidson or Dr. Michael Davidson can design, fabricate and place a top-quality porcelain bridge in a single visit.
Bridgework does require that the teeth on each side of the gap are shaved down somewhat so the bridge can be placed over them. However, due to the quality and strength of the porcelain and other materials our doctors use for these bridges, they are able to minimize the amount of natural tooth structure that needs to be removed. This helps keep the prepared teeth strong and resistant to breaking down in the future.
High-Quality Bridges in One Visit
Using our in-office Planmeca® CAD/CAM dental milling system, we are able to design, fabricate and place a dental bridge in one visit in most cases.
The doctor will take a digital impression of your teeth and gums and will use 3D design software to create a precise virtual model of your dental bridge. The design is then sent over to the system’s milling unit, where the bridge is fabricated out of a single block of high-quality porcelain that is very durable, natural-looking and shade-matched to the color of your natural teeth. After the bridge has been milled, the doctor will make any adjustments needed for a perfect fit and place the restoration permanently in your mouth. There is no need to come back for a second appointment.
The Planmeca system is extremely accurate and fast and allows us to create and place your bridge in as little as two hours. Dr. Davidson and Dr. Michael Davidson are fully trained and certified to use this system and are both very experienced in its use.
Learn more about our Planmeca system and procedure on our One-Visit Porcelain Crowns page.
Digital impressions for lab-created bridges
Certain situations may require a traditional, lab-created bridge. In that case, our doctors will take full digital impressions to send to the lab.
Digital impressions are more accurate than traditional, gooey paste impressions and are faster and more comfortable for the patient.
Top-Quality Materials for Optimum Aesthetics and Durability
Our doctors use top-quality ceramic materials to ensure that your dental bridge looks beautiful and natural, and is strong and durable.
For the back teeth, they usually prefer zirconia, an ultra-strong and lifelike, tooth-colored porcelain that is among the latest advances in dental materials. For teeth that are more prominently visible in the smile, they often use durable and highly aesthetic “e.max” porcelain.
Your doctor will select the best materials to use depending on your individual circumstances and will make sure you get optimum aesthetics and durability.
Dental Bridge or a Dental Implant?
For replacing missing teeth, our doctors recommend dental implants as a healthier and more durable long-term option for most cases. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are inserted directly into the jaw to form a strong foundation for a replacement tooth. With dental implants, there is no need to grind down adjacent, healthy teeth or compromise them in any way. Unlike dental bridges, implants prevent bone loss that occurs as a natural biological reaction when a tooth is missing.
However, a dental bridge is a faster and more economical option in the short term, and it does not require any surgery. Our doctors will explain the pros and cons of each option and help you make an informed decision.
Learn more about the benefits of dental implants here.
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