A dental bridge is a fixed prosthesis used to replace one (or several) missing tooth by attaching an artificial tooth to adjacent natural teeth (abutment) or implants. The materials can vary from porcelain-fused-to-metal, metal alloys to all-ceramic.
Cause and Impact of Teeth Issue when losing tooth:
When you have gum diseases and/or non-restorable teeth, extraction may be indicated. Missing teeth can cause a number of subsequent problems. First, you will have a hard time chewing on that side, then there will be some positional changes of both adjacent teeth and opposing teeth. Accordingly, dental substitution is essential to prevent the above-mentioned problems from occurring.
Advantages of Dental Bridge
- Not removable. Eliminate the trouble of taking it out to clean like partial dentures
- No surgery (for bridges with natural teeth).
- Relatively fast. Takes about two appointments to finish, approximately one week apart.
- Very durable.
Steps for Dental Bridges
- Thorough examination. (Root canal will have to be completed first if necessary).
- Tooth preparation, impression and temporization with temporary bridge.
- Bridge try-in and delivery on the second visit.
Cleaning Advice for Bridges
Dental bridges are fixed on the teeth; therefore, they cannot be removed for cleaning purposes. A special floss can be used regularly to clean underneath the prostheses by threading in-and-out under the artificial tooth (or teeth). Normal flossing can still be done between the abutment teeth and their adjacent natural teeth. This should be done on a regular basis in order to keep good oral hygiene as well as to prevent gum diseases and decay underneath the prostheses from happening subsequently.
Normally, it will take around 2 visits(3-7 days) to complete the treatment.
The Ivory Dental Clinic determines to provide prompt services so every patient gets the fast response and efficient treatment.