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Bridges

What Are Porcelain Bridges and How Do They Work?

What Is A Porcelain Bridge?

A porcelain bridge is a treatment option for replacing a missing tooth. Mid-Columbia Dental takes great pride in producing bridges that look great, look natural, and are highly functional. We won’t accept anything less than the best in replacing a lost tooth or teeth.

If for any reason you have lost a tooth or teeth which has resulted in a gap between your remaining teeth, you are likely a candidate for a bridge. Your other options are dental implant replacements, or removable partial dentures. When you schedule a consultation with Mid-Columbia Dental we will review each of these options with you to find out which is the best treatment for you.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Bridges

Advantages

    • They look great!
    • Mid-Columbia Dental bridges look, feel & function like natural teeth!
    • Porcelain bridges do not have the ugly gray line at the gum-line that you see with metal bridges.
    • Your porcelain bridge will last many years, as long as you’re taking care of your teeth properly.

Disadvantages

    • The teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth must be prepared for a restoration.
    • All of the teeth in the dental bridge are connected, so flossing is more difficult.
    • If one tooth on the bridge has a problem, the whole bridge must be replaced.
    • Because porcelain bridges are involve multiple teeth they typically cost several times more than a basic one-tooth crown.

Our Convenient Locations

Kennewick

2620 S. Williams Pl. Suite 120
Kennewick, WA 99338

(509) 497-7777

Mon: 8am – 5pm
Tues: 8am – 5pm
Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thurs: 8am – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 3pm
Sat: By Appointment

Pasco

6825 Burden Blvd. Suite B
Pasco, WA 99301

(509) 497-7777

Mon: 8am – 5pm
Tues: 8am – 5pm
Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thurs: 8am – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 3pm
Sat: By Appointment

Mid-Columbia Dental 5 Gold Stars

"Dr Greer is gentle, knowledgeable, and funny. My kids had no problems with him working on their teeth. I appreciate how his office uses advanced technology, such as the Nomad handheld portable Xray. I give my highest recommendation to Mid-Columbia Dental." - Brady M., Member Since 2018

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