There are various reasons for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Your teeth are designed to perform multiple tasks such as chewing, speaking and even smiling. They all work together to make these tasks possible and effortless. However, if you lose some of your teeth, it is difficult to do these things. Even missing a back tooth may cause your mouth to shift, making your face look older.
Fortunately, replacing missing teeth can be such a breeze nowadays. There are many options your dentist may suggest, which will depend on your needs. One of the choices is dental bridges. They are sometimes called a fixed partial denture, but unlike partial dentures, dental bridgework is more stable and is also less invasive than dental implants.
How is a Dental Bridge Placed?
Dental bridges fill the space where one to three teeth have been lost. They are securely bonded or cemented and only a dentist can remove it. The treatment process of a dental bridge usually requires one to two dental visits. The first visit involves preparation of the teeth on both sides of the gap for placement of the bridge.
To get the exact fit, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and the space to send to a dental laboratory where a technician will make the bridge out of the most commonly used materials for bridgework such as porcelain. While waiting for the permanent bridge, your dentist will place a temporary bridge on your first visit to protect your exposed teeth.
During the next visit, the custom-made bridge is fitted, adjusted and cemented over your prepared teeth, which are called abutment teeth. Now that the gap between your teeth has been filled with a dental bridge and the beauty of your smile is restored, it’s now your duty to take care of your bridgework through home and professional dental care so it can last for several years. Dental bridges can last for more than a decade if taken care of properly.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
Well-executed and properly maintained dental bridges can ensure high comfort and aesthetics. Here are the top benefits of dental bridges:
- It’s a fixed prosthetic restoration and don’t necessarily need periodic removal for cleaning.
- Provides excellent chewing comfort
- Bridges that are zirconium-based or are made of porcelain are aesthetically superior.
- You can get accustomed to dental bridges in a short time
- The teeth on either side of the gap can be strengthen by crowning them as part of the bridge.
- It’s a non-surgical procedure; thus it’s less invasive.
Choose Dental Bridges at Prevent Dental Suite
To find out if a dental bridge is the best dental restorative treatment for your missing teeth, come and see your Kallangur dentist at Prevent Dental Suite. We will first examine your teeth to determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental bridges. Prevent Dental Bridges provides high-quality dental bridges and excellent work on dental restorative dentistry for a healthy and natural-looking smile. Contact us today!
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