Porcelain Bridges in Dothan
Aesthetic, Natural-Looking Porcelain Bridges
A dental bridge is a series of connected crowns to replace one or more missing teeth. Traditional dental bridges use the two adjacent teeth for support, which requires them to be fitted with dental crowns.
Dr. Field is knowledgeable and experienced in making aesthetic, top-quality bridges that are well-fitting and comfortable. To achieve great results and a precise fit, he uses high-tech magnification loupes for a detailed, clear view of the teeth, and a modern electric handpiece, which is quieter and provides better control than a traditional drill. After your procedure, he can perform subtle polishing of your bridge’s surface as needed.
Implants vs. Dental Bridges
A dental implant can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. An implant is a small titanium post that is placed in the jaw to function as a tooth root. The implant is topped with a lifelike porcelain crown. Implants help preserve the bone in the jaw and prevent bone loss, and they do not require adjacent teeth to be trimmed.
Bridges are a faster, more economical and less invasive tooth replacement option in the short term, since there is no surgery or healing period required. A bridge can be a good option if the supporting teeth are damaged or decayed and already in need of treatment. However, bridges usually have a lifespan of about 10 years and will need to be replaced, whereas, with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Dr. Field can examine you and let you know which option he recommends for your individual needs and budget.
To make an appointment, call 334‑781‑4946 or click here to request an appointment online.