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What Is a Zirconia Bridge?

- Oct 24, 2018 -

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Our patients come to us for a variety of reasons. That’s why we’re proud to offer a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services for the whole family. We work hard to provide personalized care to each individual patient, ensuring that the treatment you receive fits your goals and your lifestyle.

For example, many of our patients come to us with missing teeth and want to know what their options are. The dental lab offers a range of dental implant services that can help restore a natural look, feel, and function to your mouth. One such option, the zirconia bridge, provides a practical, natural-looking alternative to dentures.


What Is a Bridge?


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For patients missing several teeth, we often recommend a dental bridge as the most effective treatment. A bridge is a structure containing a false tooth (or teeth) flanked by two crowns, all attached to a metal base. The crowns fit over your natural teeth, while the false teeth bridge the gap and replace your missing teeth. There are multiple bridge options available to patients, including metal ceramic bridges and zirconia bridges.


How Is the Zirconia Bridge Different?

Zirconia bridges are made from zirconium oxide, a strong, safe dental ceramic. It has a translucent appearance and matches with your other teeth. The body does not negatively react to or reject the zirconia bridge, so you do not need to worry about the bridge irritating your mouth.


Advantages of Zirconia Bridge

While metal ceramic bridges have a dark metal base that appears as a black line at the edge of your gums, the zirconia bridge does not. This allows it to have a much more natural appearance. Additionally, this type of bridge requires less preparation and minimal tooth reduction to fit into place. The end result is a strong, stable, and inconspicuous bridge that blends in with your natural teeth.