Dental bridge is a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or teeth.
Before a bridge can be made, the tooth (or teeth) adjacent to the missing tooth must be reduced in size so that the bridge will fit over it properly.
Bridges are made, like crowns, from porcelain bonded to precious metal, all ceramic or gold. Your dentist will discuss with you the different materials and options that you have.
Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
Maintain the shape of your face
Restore your smile
They correct and re-distribute the normal bite force, compromised by your missing teeth
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What is a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is a custom-built precision item that is cemented over your tooth or implant to cover it and rebuild an adjacent gap fully. Generally, dental bridges have been called ceramic fused to metal. Dental bridges of this type are most commonly used. Though improving technology has contributed materials based on Zirconium, which has reduced the necessity for a metal foundation for your bridge, all-ceramic bridges now are the gold standard in implementing the best aesthetic finish.
Resin-bonded dental bridges are the fastest, most conventional, and cost-effective answer in rebuilding that gap in your smile. They rely on excellent quality and quantity of tooth substance to be present. A metal wing is bonded to a nearby sound tooth. This carries an aesthetic custom made ceramic tooth to bridge the gap in your smile.
Before treatment: Missing incisor and hates the appearance of her teeth.
After treatment: Central was replaced with an implant and crown. Upper teeth were restored with a combination of e max ceramic crowns and bridges.
There are Several Types of Dental Bridges:
Resin Bonded Dental Bridges (Maryland)
Maryland bridge – is a very conventional treatment option where we are able to restore an absent tooth with an artificial tooth which is fused to metal ‘wings’. These ‘wings’ are cemented to the back surface of the teeth either side of the gap, making this a highly eye agreeable option.
Cantilever Dental Bridge
In sections of your mouth that are under lighter stress, such as your front teeth, a cantilever dental bridge could be utilised. A cantilever dental bridge is when the “false tooth” is only sustained on one side. The effect is just as aesthetic but has the advantage that fewer teeth have to be treated.
Traditional Fixed Dental Bridge
Traditional fixed bridge is the most regularly used type of bridge and consists of at least 3 units to replace one or more missing teeth. Both teeth each side of the gap are prepared to bear the bridge and once fixed, it cannot be removed.
Implant Supported Dental bridges
Dental Implants are the convenient way to replace missing teeth. An implant is set in the bone where the tooth root would have originally been. When it has fused to the bone it can be restored with singular crowns or, when more than one tooth is absent, with an implant supported dental bridge. Even if you have no teeth in one or both jaws, dental implants can be installed and an implant supported dental bridge securely fixed.