If you have a missing tooth and are looking to improve your appearance, you should consider visiting Wells Family Dentistry in Raleigh for porcelain fixed bridges. Porcelain fixed bridges can closely resemble the look of your natural teeth and last for 10 to 15 years. At our office, patients opt for porcelain fixed bridges because they would like to:
- Restore their smile.
- Restore their ability to chew and speak.
- Upgrade from a removable denture to a more permanent solution.
- Maintain their facial shape.
- Fill in an area that was left by missing teeth.
- Stop their remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
In most cases, a porcelain fixed bridge procedure will require a minimum of two visits. If you decide to get porcelain fixed bridges, Dr. Brett Wells will numb your teeth and remove a portion of the enamel from your two anchoring teeth to make room for a crown. Then, a mold will be made and sent to a dental lab so that a bridge can be created. You will need to wear a temporary bridge for a few weeks until your next visit to our office.
During your second visit, your permanent bridge will be ready. Dr. Wells will check it, adjust it, and cement it to ensure it fits properly in your mouth. He will then provide you with care instructions and encourage you to brush and floss properly in order to extend the life of your porcelain fixed bridges.
The cost of your porcelain fixed bridge will depend on the type of tooth or teeth you would like to replace as well as how many teeth are being replaced. Fortunately, dental insurance plans often cover a portion of the cost. Wells Family Dentistry can help you determine your financial responsibility if you do decide on this treatment.
Contact Wells Family Dentistry Today
If you believe that porcelain fixed bridges may be right for you, we encourage you to contact Wells Family Dentistry at 919-266-5332 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Wells will be happy to educate you further on this procedure so that you can decide whether it makes sense for your particular situation. Whether you reside in Wake Forest or Holly Springs, we have a convenient location that is accessible from all parts of the Triangle.