Building Bridges for Your Teeth

How is a Dental Bridge is Used?

A dental bridge is an appliance that fills a gap that’s caused by a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. A typical bridge usually has several crowns, which fit precisely in a gap.

Dental Bridge Options

Most dentists offer three dental bridge options; you may get a traditional bridge, a Maryland bridge, or a Cantilever bridge. A basic bridge is used during most treatments; it’s usually made out of a ceramic or metal material. Maryland bridges are very durable; the most common options include all-porcelain and metal and porcelain. You’ll less likely get a Cantilever bridge because the application puts a lot of pressure on surrounding teeth.

How a Dental Bridge is Lodged in a Gap

A dentist who specializes in crowns and bridges can’t place a dental bridge into a gap accurately if certain steps aren’t followed during the preparation phase. During your first appointment, the dentist will prep your abutment teeth by reshaping the surfaces. Then, several impressions will be made so that the lab technicians can create a temporarily bridge. Typically, you’ll have to wear this appliance for a short time. During the next visit, the dentist will replace the temporary appliance with your new dental bridge. Over time, the bridge will strengthen in the gap.

When to Get a Dental Bridge

If you’d like to enhance your smile without getting surgery, you may want to make an appointment for a dental bridge. The treatment time isn’t long, so you can correct your dental problem within a month.
Sources:

Dental Health and Bridges. http://www.webmd.com

Dental bridges are a good option for the replacement of missing teeth. expertbeacon.com

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