Zirconia Dental Bridge
When a single tooth is missing, and implants are not feasible, another restoration option is a zirconia dental bridge. Dental bridges replace the missing tooth by joining a specially designed tooth to the surrounding teeth. A zirconia bridge is known to be stronger, more durable and visually appealing as compared to other types of bridges.
Designing and fitting a Zirconia Bridge
A colour guide is used to match the colour of the bridge to your teeth. Then the teeth on each side of the space are prepared to accept the bridge. An impression of your teeth is taken and sent to Staindent Dental Lab. Their technicians will use this impression to create a bridge that will function properly and fit perfectly in your mouth. Meanwhile, a temporary bridge will be inserted while your final bridge is being custom made. When your final bridge is ready, the temporary bridge is removed and the zirconia bridge is cemented in place.
To maintain your new bridge and the health of your gums, we recommend using superfloss or a floss threader to clean under the bridge daily.
When tooth decay damages a cusp, a zirconia crown restoration is required. These are tooth-coloured crowns made of the same type of material as zirconia diamonds. Aesthetically, it is translucent and reflects light in much the same way as a natural tooth. A zirconia crown is also known to be stronger and more durable than porcelain crowns.
Designing and fitting a Zirconia Crown
To begin the restoration, the damaged tooth is first prepared by removing any decay or old filling. New filling is then placed to support the crown restoration. Then we take impressions of your teeth to send to Staindent Dental Lab. Their technicians will use this impression to model the exact shape required for the crown. Meanwhile, a temporary crown is made and inserted while your final bridge is being custom made.
To complete the restoration, an accurate model is first made from the impression. The model is then placed on an instrument that simulates jaw movement to ensure the restoration will function properly. The crown is then trimmed and polished so that it will fit perfectly in your mouth. When the final crown is ready, the temporary crown is removed and the zirconia crown is cemented in place.