• A smile is a curve that sets everything right

  • A smile is a curve that sets everything right

  • Smiles are the language of love

  • A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.

  • A winning smile makes winners of us all

  • A smile takes a moment, but the memory of it lasts forever

  • A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear

  • When you smile, the whole world stops and stares for awhile

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are false teeth in order to replace one or more missing teeth. These dental bridges are usually anchored onto the neighboring teeth. It is also known as fixed partial denture. The false teeth, also known as pontic will be fused into two crowns. This will act as an anchor attached to the teeth on each side of the pontic, and bridge them together. These may be made of procelian, all-metal, or procelian bonded to precious metal.

Mainly, a dental bridge has two parts. One is the pontic or false tooth. Other one is the two crowns. Pontic is used to replace the missing tooth. It may be made by gold, alloys or procelain. The two crowns serve as an anchor, which supports the pontic to be in place.

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When the appearance, smile, speech, shape of the face, rate of gum disease and tooth decay are affected by the teeth loose, dental bridging will be suggested by the dentist as a remedy. The missing teeth cause all these problems, and so, it has to be replaced.

Types of dental bridges:

There are mainly three types of dental bridges. They are:

  • Traditional fixed bridge
  • Resin-bonded bridges or Maryland-bonded bridges and
  • Cantilever bridges.

Traditional fixed bridges are most commonly used type of bridges. The pontic will be fused between two procelian crowns, anchored on the neighboring teeth or implants. The pontics are usually made of either ceramics or procelian, which is fused to metal.

Resin-bonded or Maryland-bonded bridges are chosen when it is to fill the gap in between the front teeth, or when the neighbor tooth are strong and healthy without larger fillings. The pontic will be made of plastic and fused to metal bands linking to the neighboring teeth using resin, which will not be seen. Cantilever bridges are used when the adjacent teeth are on only one side of the pontic.

The dental bridge can last for ten to fifteen years. It depends upon how you clean and maintain oral health. Like every other treatments, this also needs hygienic dental care. Daily brushing, flossing and good control over the diet are essentially needed care for maintaining the dental bridges.

Pros and cones of dental bridges

Dental bridges are much advantageous. Its advantages include:

  • It gives a natural appearance to your teeth.
  • Need not to meet the dentist frequently and not more than two times.
  • Long lasting.(only if you care it properly)
  • Improve your appearance, speech problems and issues related to biting and speech.

Every coin will have two sides. Likewise, dental bridging also has certain disadvantages such as:

  • Teeth become mildly sensitive to severe temperatures for a few weeks.
  • For preparing, they need healthy tooth tissue from the adjacent teeth.
  • The gums and teeth will become easily susceptible to infections.

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