The loss of a tooth is detrimental to any smile. When you lose a tooth, you are also losing a bit of your ability to chew, speak, and enjoy life. Not only that, but your smile could become less healthy. Your teeth could shift into that space and cause misalignment issues. Your jawbone will begin to lose mass, making the rest of your smile less healthy. It’s imperative that you restore a missing tooth by placing something there. We love to use implants, but that’s not always a solution for our patients. We also offer zirconium bridges, made from zirconium oxide. We’ve put together a list of three reasons why you’ll love these dental restorations!
1) They look great!
Traditional bridges look pretty good anyway, but the color of the false tooth doesn’t always match well, and there is often a black line along your gum where the bridge fits. Zirconium bridges are clear, which means your natural tooth color can be better preserved. We also lose the black line because these bridges don’t contain metal bases.
2) They are strong and sturdy!
Zirconium bridges are made of zirconium oxide, which is an extremely strong ceramic. They are made to fit very well so that you are left with a dental bridge that is able to function as if it were a natural tooth!
3) They are better for your teeth!
One reason why zirconium bridges are preferred is because there aren’t any metals that could cause allergic reactions or sensitivities. They also require less of your healthy tooth enamel to be removed in order to get a good fit.
There’s no doubt that zirconium bridges are superior to traditional dental bridges made with metals. If you are missing a tooth, and dental implants are not an option for you, the zirconium bridge is your next best bet! Contact us today to learn more about this type of dental restoration. We’d love to hear from you soon!