A dental bridge is a set of artificial cosmetic crowns for the teeth that literally bridge the gap created by a single or more missing tooth to protect it. However, it is different from a denture. At our dental clinic, there are four alternatives with different options of materials of dental bridges available for your choice. Traditional bridges are a popular and standard choice of people. They are made up of one or more pontics (fake teeth) in place of the missing part and fitted by dental crowns as a cover on either side of the gap, that is known as abutment teeth. The bridges are then fixed by cement onto the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. Next, the cantilever bridges type are very similar to traditional bridges, but the pontic is supported and adjusted by an abutment on one side only. Meanwhile, the Maryland bridges, also known as winged bridges are another exclusive alternative rendered by its conservative nature. These bridges consist of a prosthetic pontic which involves metal or porcelain material framework to hold it in place; anchoring to the back of two current and existing adjacent teeth with minimal or partial recontouring. Last but not least, implant-supported bridge combination is another option for replacing missing teeth. Usually, one implant is placed for every missing tooth, and this series of implants service secures the bridge to fit in place with strong, contact cement. Make an appointment for consultation today to visit us and our dentists will consult and guide you on the types of bridges that suit you most after making examination and diagnosis.
Dental Bridge Benefits
Restore Teeth Function
As there is no longer a gap in the jaw, the bridges allow individuals to eat and chew normally. Besides, filling up the gap at its location helps a person to speak without inhibition.
Maintain Facial Structure
As the size of the exposed gap in the jaw may cause the teeth to gradually shift position and spread out, dental bridges are essential to avoid this movement thus maintaining the shape and support the structure of the face.
Restore Your Smile
With dental bridges that resemble the natural colour of your teeth, this is definitely an easier and great solution to replace your missing teeth and give you a bright, happy, healthy and beautiful smile at all time.
Improve Appearance Of Teeth
Dental bridges are mold and custom to resemble the average natural looking teeth. It is a stable option to replace the space and gaps left by missing teeth which in turn improve the aesthetics impressions of your oral cavity and ultimately boost self-confidence as you wear it.
Distribute Biting Force Evenly
Dental bridges crown are able to replace the missing part thus allowing you to experience eating more comfortably without any error as you would with a complete set of teeth and not side burden the portion of existing teeth or light shift to compare with dentures device.
Maintain Position Of Other Teeth
By placement of dental bridges crown, the remaining existing teeth will be maintained in position and not shift position into the gap. This also helps to reduce risk of bone and root loss from the jaw for safety purpose..
How long does a dental bridge last for?
The successful lasting effect of crowned dental bridges depends very much on the ability of how well the management of your dental hygiene. Your hard dental bridges are expected to last more from months to 10 years after treatments if you practice good oral care and commit to regular dental check-up as it is not totally permanent and removable.
How do I clean my dental bridge?
It is important to properly care and clean your false dental bridge after clinical surgery, just as you would care for your real teeth. Besides that, it is advised to regularly floss your real teeth including dental bridges to reach hard to brush places with the proper floss in order to remove plaque that occurred easily around the dental bridges and protect from other bad conditions.
Is dental bridge procedure painful?
In general, a dental bridge fixing procedure will not be painful and discomfort is often minimal even if your teeth are of high sensitivity. Local anaesthetic will be used before surgical procedure when our dentist prepares your teeth that will anchor the bridge so you don’t feel anything. Little pain may be experienced afterwards but it is manageable, guaranteed by the advice of our experts.
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Dental bridge is a false tooth that will replace your missing teeth so you can function like normal teeth
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