Losing teeth is never easy for anyone. It can affect different people in different ways, but some concerns come up over and over again.
Many people feel self-conscious, even embarrassed, by the gaps in their smiles. Many people feel frustrated that they can no longer eat foods that they enjoy.
And some people feel ashamed by what has happened.
We want you to know that you should never feel embarrassed to visit New Albany Implants. We are a judgement-free dentist office in New Albany, IN. Our goal is for every patient to feel welcome and supported.
And if you are missing teeth, we want to address the problems that come with it. That’s why we offer zirconium dental bridges.
A dental bridge should do more than just fill a gap in your smile. We want your bridge to look natural, to restore the function of your lost teeth, and to last for years to come.
A Natural-Looking Dental Bridge
In the early history of dentistry, the focus of many teeth replacements was bringing back the function of the missing teeth.
For that reason, various materials have been used as teeth replacements throughout recorded human history. Gold and other metals, stones, seashells, bamboo, and animal bones are just a few examples.
Porcelain was first used in the 1800s. Since then, many improvements have been made to make these kinds of crowns and bridges to make them as lifelike as they can be.
Zirconium bridges are the result of the constant improvements in dental materials. Today you can have a dental bridge that looks like your remaining natural teeth.
And with an all-zirconium bridge from New Albany Implants, you won’t have a metal base that could reveal which of your “teeth” aren’t real.
Form Follows Function
The idea that the shape of something should be influenced by its intended purpose is perhaps most often associated with architecture. The principle is just as true for restorative dentistry, however.
A dental bridge isn’t meant to just be a facade that gives you the appearance of a complete smile. In truth, a dental bridge should provide the same function that your missing teeth once did.
Zirconium is a hard material, and it is plenty strong enough to allow it to function like a tooth for all practical purposes.
With one of our zirconium bridges, you will be able to eat the foods you want to eat, rather than just the foods you feel you have to eat.
We know because we’ve heard from many of our patients that being able to eat what they like again has added to their quality of life.
Dental Bridges Need To Be Durable
The biggest advantage of gold bridges is their durability. The biggest advantage of porcelain dental crowns is their appearance.
With zirconium, you can have a dental bridge than matches gold for its strength while still maintaining the natural look of porcelain.
The only question that remains is this: how long will a zirconium bridge last?
The answer to that depends on a variety of factors, but with proper care, your dental bridges can last for decades.
And if you get an implant-supported bridge, which we recommend for our patients, it may last for the rest of your life.
Getting a dental bridge or any kind of restorative dentistry is a big decision. Dr. Receveur understands this as does every member of our team. It’s also why we want you to know about our warranty.
If you get your dental bridge at our dentist office in New Albany, IN, it is covered by our five-year warranty. And if you get dental implants, they are covered by our 10-year warranty.
This level of commitment (and confidence) may not be as common as you may think. Perhaps we are able to make this offer because of our 98 percent success rate with our dental implant placements.
If you are looking for a long-term solution to the problems caused by your lost or missing teeth, we are happy to discuss what options are available for you.
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