Essentially, a dental bridge serves to close gaps in your mouth resulting from missing teeth. It achieves this by affixing a false tooth, or teeth, between two crowns that cover the adjacent natural teeth. These crowns and false tooth are carefully crafted by dental technicians in a laboratory setting.

Once the bridge is securely bonded in place, it becomes a permanent fixture, offering a lasting solution for tooth loss. Unlike dental implants, which involve surgery, bridges avoid this invasive procedure. The remarkable range of porcelain finishes available ensures that your new tooth can blend seamlessly with the surrounding natural teeth.

Various types of bridges exist based on the specific restoration requirements. Each type carries its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Your dentist will thoroughly discuss these options to determine the most suitable choice for your situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, this process entails two separate appointments and closely resembles the process of getting a dental crown. During the initial visit, the teeth requiring treatment will be prepared by removing a portion of the existing tooth material, creating a smaller surface to accommodate the crown. Detailed impression molds will be taken to accurately capture your bite and tooth alignment. These molds are then sent to the technician for the fabrication process. Additionally, we will collaborate to select a shade that satisfies your preferences, ensuring a close match to the natural tooth color. While your permanent crown is being crafted, a temporary crown will be positioned over the altered natural tooth.

Upon the second appointment, the temporary crown will be replaced, and the dental bridge will be affixed using a specialized adhesive, once you express satisfaction with its appearance. We will also assess your bite and make minor adjustments if necessary.

The main benefits of choosing to have a bridge is to replace the missing teeth that you have. Also, your bite will be adjusted to allow you to evenly distribute the pressure/force when eating and chewing.
A bridge can restore your smile and maintain your face shape.
You will also benefit from your remaining teeth staying in the correct position as the gap has now been replaced with the false tooth.
This ultimately will depend on the condition and health of the natural teeth being used, the patients’ overall oral hygiene and health and the maintenance once it has been placed.
Depending on how the bridge has come off and the condition of the teeth underneath the bridge, we can sometimes recement it back on with the same special adhesive. However, the dentist will be able to decide this when they have examined the bridge and teeth.

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