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Questions about dental bridges?

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Posted by: alaskaslabyrinth  (7 years ago)
I lack two bottom lateral incisors (weird genetics. is this even normal? :/) and my dentist advised me to have dental bridges. She made me choose between plastic and the porcelain materials. The porcelain is really expensive but my dentist is strongly suggesting me to pick it instead, since the plastic one breaks easily. I heard that porcelain veneers cause your gums to blacken though. Is this true? What are the other benefits of porcelain bridges? Which one would you guys pick, the plastic or porcelain one? Thank you. :)
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I lack two bottom lateral incisors (weird genetics. is this even normal? :/) and my dentist advised me to have dental bridges. She made me choose between plastic and the porcelain materials. The porcelain is really expensive but my dentist is strongly suggesting me to pick it instead, since the plastic one breaks easily. I heard that porcelain veneers cause your gums to blacken though. Is this true? What are the other benefits of porcelain bridges? Which one would you guys pick, the plastic or porcelain one? Thank you. :)

A better option, if sufficient bone is available, is two implants.

The next best option is bonded porcelain bridges. These will not be porcelain veneers, in which the porcelain is added to the front of the tooth. Instead, porcelain wings will be cemented to the tongue side of the teeth on either side of the spaces.
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