Material Problems in Implant Bridges
Many people look forward to getting their implant bridges. They hope to enjoy all that they are promised in terms of the function, durability, and appearance of the bridge. Unfortunately, unlike the highest quality material CeraSmile® uses, many people experience several problems with their bridges, including:
- Difficulty eating
- Chipped bridge
- Broken bridge
- Worn bridge
- Unattractive bridge
People hope that their implant bridge will function like natural teeth, but sometimes it can’t because the materials used aren’t like natural teeth. They might be too soft, so they can’t deliver the same bite force.
Other times, the material isn’t strong enough to handle the pressures it is put under, which can cause the bridge teeth to chip, the base to break, or the whole thing to wear down quickly.
And when bridge materials are strong enough, they might fail in other ways, such as being unattractive.
Materials Used in Cheap Bridges
There are many different materials used in cheap implant bridges that contributes to their risk of failure. The most obvious problem is when an implant bridge is made using the same materials used for removable dentures. This is typically a type of plastic called polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), which is a very good material for a removable denture, but not capable of standing up to the forces of biting and chewing with an implant bridge.
When the highest quality material is used, they can fail the appearance test. Strong ceramics aren’t always as attractive as some other materials, and it can be hard to make a ceramic look like gum tissue.
Other times, implant bridges are made with different types of materials to attempt to achieve the necessary strength and appearance. This might include ceramic teeth with a plastic base, ceramic over metal, or two different types of ceramic. Unfortunately, these combined restorations can fail because of the weaker material.
CeraSmile’s Highest Quality Material Advantage
So how does CeraSmile® achieve the necessary strength while remaining beautiful? CeraSmile® is made with advanced zirconia ceramic, which is even stronger than titanium, capable of withstanding more than 150,000 pounds per square inch (psi)! For comparison, tooth enamel can handle about 9,000 psi. We use the highest quality zirconia available and the best processes to reduce the risk of voids or flaws that can cause early failure.
So how does CeraSmile® stay beautiful with this strong material? Master ceramicist Bob Clark has developed his own processes for achieving the most attractive appearance with this and other types of ceramics. We can show you our bridges and theirs, and you will be able to tell the difference.
Get an Attractive, Strong Bridge
If you are considering getting an implant bridge, make sure you will get the function and appearance you are hoping for. Contact a local CeraSmile® dentist today to learn more about what sets us apart.