what is Dentures, Crowns & Bridges?
A dental bridge is a false tooth that is used to fill the gap created by missing tooth or teeth. A gap between your teeth can be potentially dangerous to your dental health, as it can cause your teeth to shift resulting in a change in your bite that could be painful. Dental bridges help alleviate this problem by using the two surrounding teeth as anchors to hold a false tooth in the place where the gap is. Typically, porcelain crowns are placed over the surrounding teeth, and the false tooth, known as a pontic, is fused between them.
Types of dental bridges
There are three types of dental bridges that are commonly used today
Traditional fixed bridge – This is the most common type of dental bridge, in which porcelain crowns are placed over the two surrounding teeth and used as anchors to hold the face tooth in place. The false tooth is usually made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
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How it’s done
A minimum of two visits are required for placing a dental bridge. At the first visit, three important steps are completed. Firstly, the surrounding teeth are prepared to be fitted with a crown. This may including filing down the tooth so that the crown can fit over it. Secondly, an impression is taken of your teeth which will be sent to a laboratory to prepare the bridge and crown. Finally, the dentist fits your teeth with a temporary bridge to protect them while the bridge is prepared at the laboratory.
At the second visit, the temporary bridge is removed and the new bridge received from the laboratory is fitted and adjusted. Multiple visits may be necessary to check and adjust the fit.
While missing teeth can make it difficult to chew or leave you feeling insecure about your appearance, more serious problems, including teeth shifting, bite misalignment, gum disease and additional tooth loss make these gaps a problem you cannot ignore. A dental bridge is a fixed appliance made of two dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and artificial, replacement tooth/teeth in between that literally bridge the gap. Natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of natural teeth and dental implants can be used to support the bridge. Unlike dental implants rooted into the jaw, a bridge superficially “bridges” or fills gaps, without the need for oral surgery. As the bridge is firmly secured inside the mouth and cannot be removed by hand, it will prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place, creating a more attractive, gap-free smile
Whether from periodontal disease, malnutrition, genetic disorders or injury,dentures restore oral function and revitalize smiles for patients who are missing all of their teeth, or who have a few healthy teeth remaininghi. Full or complete dentures are used when all the upper or lower teeth are missing. Partialdentures are used to replace a series of missing teeth and are secured to the remaining natural teeth with clasps. Whether full or patialdentures are required, your custom designed denture will provide you with a natural-looking smile that securely and comfortably fits your mouth and facial structure. Use of dentures will improve speech, restore proper chewing and provide support to facial muscles, resulting in a younger-looking smile and appearance.
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