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What Is a Dental Bridgeor

What Is a Dental Bridgeor

What Is a Dental Bridge

When an orthodontic appliance can’t be saved, and when the patient is left with a mouthful of metal, a dental bridge is the last resort. Dental bridges are made of a fixed bridge and removable crowns that are placed along the teeth.

Crown

As the name implies, implant-supported bridges use dental implants as opposed to crowns or frameworks. Typically, one implant is surgically placed for every missing tooth, and these implants hold the bridge in position. If one implant for each missing tooth isn’t possible, the bridge may have a pontic suspended between two implant-supported crowns.

During the first visit for getting a dental bridge, the abutment teeth are prepared. Preparation involves recontouring these teeth by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions of the teeth are made, which serve as a model from which the bridge, pontic, and crowns will be made by a dental lab. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while the bridge is being made. (Source: www.webmd.com)

Bridge

A dental bridge is a commonly used dental device that consists of one or more artificial teeth made from resin or porcelain that replaces missing natural teeth. Often referred to as a filler, false teeth, or a partial denture, a bridge is connected to crowns that anchor the device to natural teeth. The crown may cover two or more teeth to properly secure the bridge and hold the artificial teeth in place. If natural teeth are unavailable, your dentist may recommend implanting teeth on either side to hold the bridge in place.

A dental bridge essentially bridges a gap in your mouth. It involves replacing a missing tooth with a false tooth which is bonded to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. There are two main types of dental bridge. The most common type consists of two crowns, made of porcelain or metal, which are permanently bonded to your natural teeth either side of the space, with the false tooth (or teeth) in the middle. (Source: www.bupa.co.uk)

 

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