Durable, Beautiful Zirconia Bridges Can Restore Your Smile
At Smile Solutions by Emmi Dental Associates, we provide custom-made zirconia dental bridges. Zirconia is an excellent material for making dental restorations because of its exceptional strength, stain resistance, and highly customizable and natural-looking appearance. Working closely with our long-time dental laboratory, dentists Jeffrey Emmi and Laura Dougherty can provide beautiful zirconia restorations that fit seamlessly within your smile. To learn more about the benefits of zirconia bridges, contact our Wilmington office today.
About Dental Bridges
A dental bridge literally bridges the gap left by one or more missing teeth. A bridge restores the appearance and functionality of your smile. We offer both traditional and implant-supported dental bridges A traditional dental bridge is supported on either side by dental crowns. The placement of these crowns requires the alteration of your natural healthy teeth. Once they have been fitted with crowns, your dental bridge is snapped into place using specialized fixtures.
Implant-supported bridges are supported by dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw to function like natural tooth roots. Dental implants require two surgeries, with three to six months of healing time in between. However, with proper care, implants can provide a lifetime of support.
Both traditional and implant-supported bridges can be created out of zirconia. Zirconia has many benefits that make it an excellent material for dental restorations.
The Advantages of Zirconia
Although we also offer metal, all-ceramic, and porcelain-fused-to-metal bridges, zirconia restorations are considered the top of the line. Zirconia is a special type of ultra-durable ceramic created from zirconium oxide. It is naturally translucent, so it mimics the look of natural enamel. It is biocompatible as well, so your body does not recognize it as a foreign substance.
Our zirconia bridges are created in our laboratory by master ceramists, who match each bridge to the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. During your initial consultation, our dentists take measurements and photographs of your teeth to be used in the creation of your bridge over the next few weeks. Finally, you will return to our office to have the permanent bridge placed.
Zirconia Bridge Financing
Zirconia is more costly, in most cases, than other materials used to create restorations. However, it can be a very wise investment. Zirconia is resistant to chips and cracks, so it lasts much longer than some other materials, and can ultimately help you avoid the need to purchase replacement restorations.
At Smiles by Emmi Dental Associates, we want our patients to have access to the highest-quality treatments and materials. For this reason, we accept many major insurance plans and can help you file paperwork. We also provide financing options including CareCredit℠, a popular medical credit card with no-interest and fixed-interest payment options. At your consultation, our administrative team can explain more about the financing available to you.
Experience the difference that zirconia can make in your smile. Contact our office to schedule your consultation and find out more about this state-of-the-art restorative material.