Benefits and Types of Dental Bridges:
Dental 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
- 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
- Resin-bonded bridges
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.