Dental bridge is a functional way to fill the gaps created by one or more missing teeth. This natural looking prosthetic device is anchored to the neighboring teeth to support and replace missing tooth/ teeth. It is indeed a revolutionary innovation in the field of dentistry for recreating missing teeth.
The dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic and prepare the teeth that are required to support the bridge. Using a traditional putty material a mold impression of the area is taken and sent to the lab technician who will design and fabricate the restorations in the dental lab. While the permanent bridge is being made, the dentist places a temporary bridge to protect the exposed teeth and gums. During your next visit the temporary bridge is removed and the custom-made bridge is fitted.
You may need Dental bridges if you are missing a single or a few teeth due to an accidental fall, a traumatic injury or illness.
You are eligible for Dental bridges if you
Have reasonably good oral health and overall health
Have good jaw bone density
Have sufficiently strong and healthy remaining natural teeth to support the bridge
Are free from any gum diseases
Have realistic expectations of the process and what it will entail
The Risks Involved
Sacrificing large amounts of sound tooth structure, damage to the pulp of the abutment teeth, insufficient fit and structural issues are the risks associated with Dental bridges. Another major risk factor to bridges is clenching or grinding of teeth. Patients with Dental bridges are also predisposed to gum diseases.
These prosthetic devices offer excellent aesthetics and you will notice the results immediately after the placement of the dental bridge. With proper care, bridges are extremely durable and can last five to fifteen years or even longer.
Dental bridge is an excellent way to improve aesthetics and restore dental functionality. With Dental bridges you can bid adieu to unsightly gaps! Dental bridges - bridges the gaps and builds your confidence too!