Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are designed to replace one or more missing teeth. They restore chewing and speaking functions and help distribute the force of the bite in areas where teeth have been lost.

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Your practitioner will prepare the abutment teeth (the two healthy teeth on either side of the gap). They will then make a mold and put in your bridge.

Aesthetics

Dental bridges are non-removable appliances that reduce slurring of speech, restore the natural balance of the mouth, and increase patient confidence. They also eliminate gaps in the mouth and make it easier to chew.

They are typically made of porcelain or porcelain fused to zirconia and look very natural in the mouth. Bridges also feel better than dentures because they do not 韓国歯科 move around when chewing or talking.

A traditional dental bridge consists of two supporting teeth called abutments with one or more artificial (false) teeth, called pontics. The abutments must be healthy and strong in order to support the pontics. The type of abutment and the number of pontics required determines the type of dental bridge.

Your dentist may recommend a cantilever bridge when the missing tooth is on only one side of the mouth or when reshaping the adjacent teeth for aesthetic reasons would be unfeasible. This type of bridge is very durable, but the abutment must be extremely stable to avoid destabilization or damage of the pontics.

A traditional dental bridge is usually the best option when replacing a single tooth. However, an implant-supported bridge can be a good choice when multiple teeth are missing or when the location of the missing teeth prevents the use of a traditional bridge. An implant-supported bridge consists of one or more dental implants with crowns anchored to each side, which are then joined together with false teeth (pontics). Your dentist will help you decide which type of bridge is most suitable for your 韓国歯科 particular situation.

Function

Dental bridges are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. They are usually made from a metal base and reinforced with porcelain or ceramics to ensure their strength and durability. This helps them look more natural and blend into the smile. Your dentist or dental practitioner will make sure that the bridge fits comfortably in your mouth and replaces the gap seamlessly. They will also advise you on any other options you may have if they are unable to provide the best solution for your needs.

The bridge fills the gaps left behind by missing teeth to restore chewing and speech function. It can also help prevent other teeth shifting into the space and causing bite problems. Moreover, the bridge can help reduce jawbone deterioration by stimulating the area where tooth roots would normally have stimulated it.

The initial visit to your dentist or dental practitioner will involve administering a local anesthetic to the two healthy teeth that will serve as the abutments for your bridge. They will then file down these teeth and shape them to prepare them for the fabrication of a custom dental bridge. A temporary bridge will be placed in the gap to guard these abutments until the permanent one is ready. During the second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary bridge and fix the customized bridge in place using dental cement.

Durability

Dental bridges are highly durable when they are properly cared for. They typically last up to two decades before requiring replacement. The longevity of the bridge depends on several factors including the material used, oral hygiene habits and diet.

During the first visit the dentist will prepare the surrounding teeth that will support the bridge by reducing their sizes and shape. He will then take an impression of the area using a putty-like material. This serves as a blueprint for creating the custom bridge in a dental laboratory.

Your dentist will then fit the bridge by gluing it in place with dental cement. Occasionally a temporary bridge may be needed to make sure that the permanent one fits correctly.

The length of time you wear a bridge will also have an impact on its durability. The most durable bridges are those made of porcelain fused to zirconia as they look the most natural and are metal-free. They are also less sensitive to hot or cold temperatures. Porcelain bridges can also become brittle over time, making them unsuitable for use in the back of the mouth (that is, your molars).

Bridges that are exposed to excessive force or pressure can break. To avoid this, you should not chew hard foods or clench your teeth together. It is also important to maintain proper oral hygiene, especially flossing, as a buildup of plaque and food particles can lead to gum disease or tooth decay.

Maintenance

Dental bridges require maintenance like any other dental restoration. This is why it is important to follow the recommendations for routine oral hygiene care including daily brushing, flossing and regular dental visits. During these visits, your dentist will inspect the bridge for signs of damage or infection. It is also important to avoid chewing very hard food items as this can cause the bridge to break.

Missing teeth can affect the function of the mouth and make it difficult to speak clearly or even eat certain foods. This can impact your confidence and social life. Dental bridges can restore the function of missing teeth and help you to enjoy your favorite foods once again.

A common type of dental bridge is a Maryland bridge which uses a metal framework shaped like wings that are placed on natural teeth up front. This is a conservative alternative to an implant. However, it is important to note that Maryland bridges are not permanent and may need to be replaced over time.

The cement that holds a dental bridge to the supporting natural teeth can wear out over time and loosen the bridge. If you notice this problem, call your dentist right away as the solution may be as simple as re-cementing it. You should also be careful when eating or drinking so as not to dislodge the bridge or cause it more damage.