Dental Bridges

A traditional dental bridge is made of two crowns at either end of the bridge and a false tooth in between. If there are no teeth to support the bridge, then the dentist will need to use dental implants to hold the bridge in place.

What are Dental Bridges?

Bridges are fixed structures that are not removable. A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns at either side of the gap and is used to span the empty space created by the missing teeth. The bridge is secured at either end to the adjacent teeth to anchor the structure in place and provide support. These adjacent teeth are called abutments, and they are covered with a crown. The abutments are carefully prepared before the bridge is attached. The dentist will file down the abutments to accommodate the crowns.

A traditional dental bridge is made of two crowns at either end of the bridge and a false tooth in between. If there are no teeth to support the bridge, then the dentist will need to use dental implants to hold the bridge in place.

Why would you need a Dental Bridge?

The dentist may recommend a bridge if you are missing one or more teeth. Bridges are used to restore a natural smile after tooth loss. Although dental bridges are considered to be cosmetic dentistry, the gaps caused by missing teeth may cause the remaining teeth to shift to fill in the empty space. This results in a poor bite, which can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and joint problems with the jaw. In order to avoid these problems, the missing teeth should be replaced with a bridge as soon as possible.

How are Dental Bridges made?

The material used for a bridge can be made of metal, porcelain or ceramic to match the colour of your natural teeth. The dentist can help you select the best material to use, based on appearance, cost, and the location of the missing tooth.

To make a bridge, the dentist first takes an impression of your teeth. This impression is then sent to the dental lab to create the bridge. While the permanent bridge is being made, a temporary bridge and crown is used to cover the teeth and hold them in place. When the permanent bridge is ready, the temporary bridge is removed and the permanent structure is cemented to the abutments. Any adjustments are made to the bridge so it will fit like your natural teeth.

How to care for a Dental Bridge

Although bridges and crowns may last your entire life, most bridges are expected to last five to seven years. At times, bridges may become loose or fall out. This can happen when the supporting teeth and bones become infected with dental disease. In order to prolong the life of your bridge, you need to maintain proper Oral Hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing each day. Professional cleanings and regular check-ups are also required for the health of your teeth and gums.

If you need to repair your bridge, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible. Delays in repairing the problem can affect your bite, cause discomfort and infection, or cause other serious dental problems.

 

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