What is a Dental Bridge?
A fixed (permanent) reconstruction is a dental bridge that replaces one or more missing teeth in your mouth. The look, form, and role of natural teeth are imitated by dental bridges. For every patient, they are also custom-made.
In more severe cases, multiple dental bridges may be required by a patient. This is called “full mouth recovery.” Your dentist may prescribe dentures instead if you have a lot of teeth missing.
The majority of dental bridges are built of porcelain. For protection, they are affixed to a metal frame. Other dental bridges are made of “all-ceramic,” a mixture of porcelain and other look-alike materials.
Your dentist can remove a certain quantity of tooth structure from the abutment teeth before dental bridge placement. Abutment teeth refer to the teeth that on either side reinforce the dental bridge. For both the front and back teeth, the amount of tooth structure removal required for dental bridges is the same.
Why am I in need of a bridge?
A bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth custom-made that fills the space where one or more teeth are missing.
The bridge restores the bite and helps to maintain your face’s natural form.
The measures involved in making your bridge will be reviewed in this brochure. Based on your individual needs, your dentist will decide which form of bridge is better for you.
Why should I think to go for a Dental Bridge?
A tooth that is missing is a serious matter. Teeth are made to collaborate. The neighbouring teeth can tilt or drift into empty space when you lose a tooth. Your teeth can even move up or down in space in the opposite jaw. This can affect the bite and put more pressure on the joints of your teeth and jaw, possibly causing pain and damage.
Teeth that have tipped or drifted are more difficult to clean as well. This puts them at a higher risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
The bone may shrink when a tooth is missing. If that occurs, the way the jawbone supports the lips and cheeks may change. This can make your face look older over time.
If the patient already has permanent dental crowns on the abutment (supporting) teeth, most dentists prefer bridges over implants. If you do not get implants for medical reasons, they can also prescribe a dental bridge.
Patients may need a dental bridge, similar to dental implants, after tooth extraction or tooth loss, usually because of:
- Severe decay of the tooth
- Either trauma or disability
- Periodontal disorder
- Old age
Caring for the bridge of your
When the support teeth or the jawbone are weakened by dental illness, a bridge may fail. For good oral health, follow these tips:
- Wash your teeth twice a day and floss or every day use another cleaner between-the-teeth. Brushing and brushing between the teeth helps to dissolve plaque, a bacterial sticky film that often forms on the teeth.
- Between your teeth and under the bridge, always clean. Many kinds of flossers, picks, or little brushes are available. Your dentist will help you decide which bridge is best.
- For tests and professional cleanings, see your dentist regularly.
- Feed a balanced diet.
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