What are Dental Bridges?
Dental Bridges fills the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is a custom-made replacement tooth or teeth that can restore your bite and preserve the natural shape of your face. If you are having missing teeth, then Dental Bridges treatment must be considered because when you have a gap, it may cause your other teeth to become loose.
These are fixed dentures are supported by:
- Natural teeth
- A combination of teeth and implants
A bridge is a false tooth that is anchored to the adjacent teeth of the missing tooth. It is a dental restoration technique with two major components including replacement tooth and dental crowns. Dental crowns are used to attach the replacement tooth in the gap. These replaced tooth or implants used in this procedure are made up of porcelain, gold, alloy or mixture of these materials.
Why do I need a dental bridge?
Dental Bridge is a safe and effective dental treatment. You may need a Dental bridge to
- Restore your smile
- Restore your ability to properly chew
- Reduce the risk of bone loss
- Maintain your face appearance
- Prevent the other teeth from drifting out of their original position
- Restore your speech and pronunciation
- Re-adjust your bite to properly distribute the force when you chew
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Is Dental Bridge Treatment right for me?
You are an ideal candidate for Dental Bridge treatment if you have
- Missing teeth
- Teeth that need to be extracted to preserve oral health
- Broken teeth due to trauma
- Structurally compromised teeth
- Teeth with large portions that have decayed
- Root canal or endodontic therapy
During the initial consultation, your dentist will outline the best treatment plan for you after exploring all the available treatment options. ASMC make sure the team here aids you in the decision to pursue the best, healthiest solution.
What Happens During A Dental Bridge Treatment?
- Your dentist discuss the goals of the dental bridges and examine your teeth using an X-ray if needed
- During your first visit, abutment teeth will be prepared for creating a space for the crown by eliminating part of the enamel
- Teeth impressions will be made in order to assist the dentist in creating the exact teeth replacements. You will be given a temporary bridge which can protect your exposed teeth and gums.
- During the next visit, your dentist may remove the temporary bridge and make necessary adjustments on the metal bridge and fills the gap.
- A follow-up visit may be required to check the bite and metal framework after which the bridge will be cemented into place.
Planting dental bridges to make up for one or more missing teeth has various notable benefits including restoring your bite and smile etc. These bridges last for more than 8 years if good oral hygiene and checkups are considered. Visit a Dentist to discuss about the new permanent bridge.
Dental Bridge Treatment Cost
Several factors influence the cost of dental bridges. These factors include:
- The potential need for additional procedures like filling etc
- Artistic technique of the dentist and lab technician
- Location of the dentist
- Coverage provided by your dental insurance
- Type of material used in the bridge.
- Preparation of teeth involved in the procedure
Alsawai Medical Center LLP@ Dental Bridge Treatment?
Alsawai Medical centre LLP offers a wide variety of replacements for cracked, broken, severely decayed or root canal treated teeth. Here a team of well-trained specialists handles the replacement procedures. They strive for a perfect shade so that one would not be able to differentiate between the artificial tooth and natural tooth.
The team here uses the most advanced techniques while performing restorative surgeries. They consider using 3D CAD/CAM technology to provide patients with outstanding results in the shortest amount of time.
Meet your doctor, if you’re looking to treat a worn set of teeth or replace a lost tooth. Alsawai Medical centre LLP makes sure that you receive the best dentistry treatment irrespective of method, you opt for. They work in direct contact with the patient and explain the bridge most suitable for them.
Will the Dental Bridge Last long?
Dental bridges normally last for 15 years. The bridge may last longer If the person with bridge undergoes regular checkups and practices proper oral hygiene. However, in most instances, a fixed bridge will last more than 10 years.
What are the types of bridges used?
The replaced teeth used in dental bridges are typically made of porcelain, gold or silver amalgam. The following are the three types of dental bridges:
- Traditional bridge
- Bonded bridge
- Cantilever bridge
Will Eating With the Bridge Be Hard?
No, eating with the bridge found to be easier in many patients. However, it is recommended to stick to a soft food that is cut up small because they are still adjusting.
What type of care does a Bridge require?
You should make sure that your remaining teeth are strong and healthy because the bridge’s success depends on the surrounding teeth. The care should be taken to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. This can be done by flossing daily and brushing twice a day.
Will my crown be visible?
While placing a crown, your surgeon will match the colour of the crown with the other surrounding teeth, so that it can’t be visible.
Will I feel any difference once the crown is placed?
You might feel slightly different or sensitivity in the procedure area. It should go away within a few days. Contact your dentist as soon as possible, if it continues to bother you. Your dentist may make any adjustments if necessary.
Do dental bridges impact speech?
You may experience difficulty while pronouncing certain words, but it will improve as the teeth and tongue work together to help you articulate.
Which foods do I need to avoid for not damaging my Bridges?
You are advised by your dentists to avoid certain foods that can cause damage to the bridge. This may include chewing extensively on foods such as raw vegetables, hard candies, and ice.
What materials are used?
Bridges can be constructed from
- Gold alloys
- Non-precious alloys
- Combination of all