If you have lost a tooth, then it is a truly serious matter and also can make you feel uncomfortable. Ain’t it? Dental bridging is a practice through which you can replace your lost teeth with artificial ones. To be specific, a Dental Bridge is a tailor-made replacement tooth, usually termed as a point that is being fixed between either of the two teeth. The bridge is connected to the natural teeth on both sides of the gap that is left by the missing teeth. Bridges are naturally formed of porcelain, gold, alloys or a mix of these materials. This kind of dental practice comes under Restorative Dentistry. The bridges appear just like the shape of your natural teeth.
Types of Dental Bridges
Normally there are four kinds of dental bridges which are as follows:
Benefits of Bridges
- Generally small, and lightweight. This renders your ability to chew in a better manner and enhance the proper bite force.
- Safeguarding your adjoining teeth from moving out. A space in the teeth can cause a shift in the placing of the neighboring teeth. This can create problems with the bite, and other complications. Bridges can even replace teeth in the front or in the back of your mouth.
- Safe, comfortable and effective. Therefore you will not face any problem while you speak and help keep you free of gum troubles.
- Blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth. And hence improves your smile and preserves the shape of your face from sagging (by preventing bone loss).
- The durability and stability factor is way better than dentures, if your hygiene and proper oral habits is maintained at a great level.
- Less invasive and more affordable than dental implants. You need only 2–3 appointments to complete your bridge restoration.
How will your doctor treat you in Richardson, TX?
Here’s how, our specialist and the experienced team of dentists will help you with your treatment of Dental Bridging at Gentle Touch Dentistry:
- Firstly, for preparing a dental bridge, your specialist will check 2 healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth.
- Secondly, your specialist will take a model of your tooth or teeth to design and create your bridge.
- Next a temporary bridge will be planted until your permanent bridge gets ready in the lab. The temporary bridge is taken out when only your permanent bridge has been totally prepared.
- Lastly, the permanent bridge is fixed in your mouth once it is ready and is rigidly cemented to the neighboring healthy teeth.
Another approach, through which your specialist can bridge your tooth/teeth, is that this proceeding may hold your bridge with a dental implant which is surgically being applied in your jaw.
How to maintain your Bridges?
Durability of dental bridges is generally 5 to 15 years and can stay even longer only if they are taken good care. Consume soft foods and limit your sugar intakes. Always follow a proper oral regimen like brushing, flossing, using an antibacterial mouthwash, and go for regular dental check-ups, then they can sustain long.