How to take care of your Dental Bridges?

Benefits and Types of Dental Bridges:

indexDental bridges hook up the gap made by one or more lost teeth. A bridge comprises of two uppermost points of the teeth located on the either side of gap the two stabilized teeth are called abutment teeth and false tooth/teeth in the middle. These false teeth are called pontics and can be created from silver, gold, porcelain or by combining all these materials.  These dental bridges are strengthened by natural teeth.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Bridges can:

  • Improve your smile
  • Enable you to chew and converse properly
  • Retain the shape of your face
  • Allocate proper forces in your bite by restoring the missing teeth
  • Inhibit persisting teeth from delineation

Types of Dental Bridges

There are three main types of dental bridges:

  • Traditional bridges

This is the most widely used variable of bridges that comprises of a pointic pooled between two porcelain crowns that are supported on nearby teeth.

  • Cantilever bridges

Cantilever bridges are employed if there are adjoining teeth on only one side of the lost tooth or teeth.

  • Resin-bonded bridges

Resin-bonded bridges are fabricated from plastic teeth and gums strengthened by a metal structure. Metal wings on both of the sides of the bridge are fixed to your surviving teeth.

Procedure for Getting a Dental Bridge

During the first visit, the abutment teeth are grafted. Grafting constitutes remodelling of these teeth by clearing away a portion of enamel to allow some space for a crown to be planted over them. Thereafter, imprints of the teeth are created, which work as specimen with which the dental lab will create the bridge, pontic and crowns.

During the second session, your temporary bridge will be deposed and the new stable bridge will be examined and modified to attain a proper fit. Multiple sittings may be required to verify the suitability of the metal framework and bite. If the dental implant is a fixed (permanent) bridge, your dentist may momentarily fix it for a couple of weeks to make sure it is suitable. After confirming, the bridge is substantially fixed into the place.

Precautions for Dental Bridges

  • It is necessary to keep your existing teeth healthy and strong as the efficiency of the bridge (depending on the type selected) depends upon the strong support provided by the adjacent teeth.
  • Brushing your teeth twice a day and daily flossing inhibits further tooth decay and gum problems that can result into tooth loss.
  • Chew soft foods or food cut into smaller pieces until you become habitual of the dental bridge.
  • Opt for a balanced, healthy and nutritious diet for better dental health.

A bridge is a tooth replacement option. It is done to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to the adjacent teeth on each side of the missing area. For best Dental Bridges treatment please visit Bikram Singh, D.M.D. or call our office at  919-460-5454 today! Our goal has always been to provide the most thorough and professional care as well as improving our patient’s oral health with the optimal aesthetic result.


What is the process for getting a Dental Veneers?

Procedure for Dental Veneers:

images 3Dental Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made porcelain shells of tooth-colored porcelain designed and placed over a tooth, to enhance your overall look. Veneers are bonded to the front of the tooth modifying their color, shape and size.

There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer:

  • Composite resin: It is a one visit procedure done chair-side. Patients walk out with beautiful smile.
  • Dental porcelain: These are Lab fabricated veneers for ultimate aesthetics and usually require two visits. These are fabricated by very skilled ceramists in the lab.

Indication for Dental Veneers:

Veneers are routinely used to fix:

  • Discolored Teeth
  • Worn Teeth
  • Chipped or broken Teeth
  • Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped Teeth
  • Tooth with gaps between them

Procedure for Dental Veneers:

One tooth or many teeth can simultaneously undergo the veneering process described below-

  • Preliminary Diagnosis: It includes thorough exam. Dentist will also examine the teeth to make sure Veneers are appropriate for you and talk about the process, its price and if any restrictions.
  • Preparation: Teeth may or may not need any preparation (grinding). If there is any modification involved in the tooth structure, it is very minimal. Impressions are done and sent to the lab for veneer fabrication. Patient leaves the office with temporary veneers covering the teeth.
  • Final Treatment: On the final visit Dentist will place the Veneers on your teeth to try its fit and shade before completely cementing. Once patient is satisfied with the result, veneers are permanently cemented on the teeth.

Why you must get it done?

  • Veneers can help you get rid of damaged tooth which can be due to many factors. The most typical is the use of certain medicines or by oral treatments that cause the teeth to become discoloured.
  • Dental veneers can also help with the improvement and the overall look of worn away teeth, also teeth that are irregular or out of alignment.
  • Dental veneers feel and look very natural. Veneers are highly immune to discoloration from beverages and food stains.

Welcome to our caring, friendly and relaxing dental practice. We are totally focussed on your oral health needs, our practice has been designed with patient comfort in mind to ensure that your dental experience is a pleasurable one. If you are looking for a caring dentist, be rest assured you will be in good hands. Call now at: 919-460-5454

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