Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group

Special Considerations for Dental Bridges That Replace the Front Teeth

By Kenneth Malament on March 10, 2020

An older woman smilingAny restoration in the “smile zone” should be performed with aesthetic considerations in mind. The doctors of Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group in Boston, MA offer dental bridges that can replace a missing front tooth. A dental bridge provides stability and optimal cosmetic results.

While the process of placing a dental bridge for the front teeth is similar to the technique used to replace a molar, special steps will be taken to ensure that your bridge blends seamlessly with your other teeth so you can smile with pride. The prosthodontists of our practice undergo three additional years of specialized training in the American Dental Association accredited graduate program, which helps them to consistently offer excellent results.

The Front Teeth Aren’t Subject to As Much Pressure

The front teeth are generally not subjected to the same levels of pressure as the molars. This is good news when it comes to choosing a cosmetically pleasing restoration.

Porcelain and Zirconia Bridges

When fabricating your dental bridge for the front teeth, the doctors of Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group can use aesthetically pleasing materials that match the natural color and luster of your teeth. Porcelain and zirconia are considered ideal materials for a front-facing dental bridge. Both materials match the natural luster of enamel. Porcelain even exhibits the same wear patterns as enamel.

In-house Lab

Special consideration will be paid to the cosmetic appearance of your front teeth bridge. One benefit of working with our Boston dental practice is that we have an in-office dental lab, which is renowned for crafting highly lifelike restorations.

The high-quality block of porcelain or zirconia will be carefully shade-matched to blend in with your natural smile. The results are so natural looking that few people will ever be able to tell that you underwent restorative work.

Dental Implants

If you are missing multiple front teeth, you may be a candidate for an implant-retained bridge. A dental implant is an advanced restorative option that replaces a missing tooth root. Once the implant heals, you can be fitted with a durable and natural-looking restoration.

If you are missing one front tooth, you can have a dental crown placed on one implant. The advantage to this option is that you will not have to have the neighboring teeth prepared. Prepping requires the removal of natural tooth structure. Having one dental implant placed to restore a missing tooth does not require alteration to the structure of neighboring teeth.

Dental implants also do not place added stress on abutment teeth. A traditional bridge relies on two dental crowns to support three false teeth. Over time, this can cause the abutment teeth to wear prematurely.

Schedule Your Dental Bridge Consultation Today

Traditional and implant-retained dental bridges are great options that each come with unique benefits. Patients should be in good oral health before undergoing any restorative treatment. To schedule your dental bridge consultation, please contact our office online or call (617) 582-2479. The doctors of Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group combine advanced dental techniques with exceptional care and an artistic eye.

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