Zirconia Fixed Bridges - Rapid City, SD
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Function and Beauty
Zirconia is Long-Lasting and Biocompatible
If you’re struggling with missing teeth and looking for tooth replacement solutions, you’ve come to the right practice. Dr. Carpenter has training and experience creating different types of customized tooth replacement options—including dental implant zirconia bridges in Rapid City, SD. Zirconia is made of zirconium dioxide, which offers the highest mechanical strength and fracture resistance of all non-metallic materials. As such, zirconium oxide offers many advantages compared to traditional dental materials. A zirconia bridge is a long-lasting, biocompatible protocol with excellent aesthetics. Compared to other materials, plaque tends to accumulate less around zirconia bridges, thereby reducing the risk of gum disease and increasing the lifespan of your restoration. Zirconia is an ideal material to replace one or several missing teeth, as well as a great option if you need a full arch zirconia implant bridge in Rapid City, SD. Zirconia restorations are milled from a solid block of zirconia with CAD/CAM technology, so in some cases, a basic bridge can be delivered in a few hours, instead of the customary seven to 14 days.
Advantages of Zirconia Fixed Bridges
- The most durable dental ceramic
- Beautiful and natural-looking aesthetics
- Strong and resistant to chips
- Biocompatible, allergy-free option
- Requires less removal of natural tooth
- Can withstand tooth grinding (bruxism)
Superior Strength for Long-Term Function
A zirconia fixed bridge in Rapid City, SD offers 10 times the strength as natural tooth enamel! Zirconia is also incredibly dense and smooth, so it won’t cause wear to adjacent natural teeth or existing crowns. Traditional dentures and some hybrids are made by securing porcelain teeth to an acrylic base. Studies have shown that this type of prosthesis is susceptible to various complications, including fractures, chips, scratches, dislodging of the denture teeth, acrylic wear and accumulation of plaque, food and debris. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) is another option for crowns and bridges, however, this material also has drawbacks. The inner metal layer can cause a visible gray line along your gums and the porcelain coating on the metal can wear, chip or break. When you receive a zirconia bridge at Carpenter Dental, you won’t have to worry about these issues. A bridge fabricated from zirconia offers a significantly stronger bite force without fracturing. Unlike traditional bridges, a dental implant zirconia bridge replaces the tooth roots, thereby preserving underlying bone and stimulating new growth. When you get a full arch zirconia implant bridge in Rapid City, SD secured with dental implants, this will help prevent the “sunken-in” facial appearance associated with traditional dentures.
Zirconia Offers Excellent Aesthetics
In addition to its unrivalled strength, a bridge made from zirconia has the color and translucency of natural teeth. It’s important to visit a skilled cosmetic dentist to customize a zirconia restoration because the quality and aesthetics can vary greatly. Dr. Carpenter has the right skills and technologies to customize a beautiful zirconia bridge that complements your facial features, gum and lip line and even your skin tone. At Carpenter Dental, our ultimate goal is to deliver a restoration that exceeds your smile expectations! When you entrust your smile to Carpenter Dental, you’ll receive a zirconia fixed bridge in Rapid City, SD that looks so radiant and natural-looking, no one will know these aren’t your natural teeth!
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The Cost of Truly Life-Changing Restorations
At Carpenter Dental, we always strive to provide patients with top-quality treatment using state-of-the-art technology, techniques and materials like zirconia. A dental implant zirconia bridge is more expensive than less aesthetically-pleasing and functional options, but it will rival your natural smile in terms of strength, beauty and longevity. The cost is based to a large extent on how many missing teeth need to be replaced with dental implants. We want everyone to be able to enjoy this superior tooth replacement option, so we partner with insurance providers and offer third-party financing to make getting a dream smile more affordable. When you decide to get a zirconia bridge in Rapid City, SD, you’ll enjoy decades of smile satisfaction!