Replace Missing Teeth And Restore Your Smile With Dental Bridges
There may be one or more missing teeth in your mouth, and this can cause a lot of problems.
You may not be able to eat properly if you are missing some teeth, and your smile will not be as good as it could be. You may also find that your jaw function is not working as well as it should.
Dental bridges at Maylands Dental Centre are a perfect dental restoration treatment option to replace lost teeth and fill in the space between two healthy teeth. A dental bridge is made up of replacement teeth called the pontic that is attached to abutment teeth on both sides of the gaps using dental crowns. We offer dental bridges that look like real teeth and are made from durable materials that will last for years. They are comfortable and help keep your jaw functioning correctly.
Common Reasons That You Might Need a Dental Bridges
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Frequently Asked Questions
Dental bridge treatment is an excellent option for patients who have one to three consecutive missing teeth. Ideal candidates should:
- be generally healthy,
- have no gum disease, and
- have adequately strong and healthy teeth and bone support on both sides of the tooth gap.
Patients with gum disease should be treated before getting a bridge placed. Sufficient jawbone density is required for an implant-supported bridge. If you do not have the appropriate bone volume for this type of dental bridge treatment, you may need a bone grafting procedure.
With the proper care and maintenance, a dental bridge can last for ten years or more, providing you with a natural-looking, happy smile.
The dental bridge treatment process usually involves two visits to the dentist. The initial appointment is for tooth preparation. A local anesthetic may be administered by your dentist before shaping and filing the abutment teeth. A dental impression of your teeth is taken and sent to a dental laboratory so that your custom-made dental bridge can be created. While the permanent bridge is being constructed, a temporary bridge will be used to cover the gap and the newly shaped teeth until the permanent bridge is completed.
We will schedule a second appointment for the bridge fitting process when the permanent bridge is ready. A local anaesthetic may be used if there is any discomfort. The temporary bridge will be removed and replaced with the custom-made bridge. Your dentist will then clean your prepared teeth before installation. Your new dental appliance will be attached to the abutment teeth using dental cement.
You should brush the surface of your bridge at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, just like you would on your natural teeth. Also, floss between each pontic tooth every day. We recommend scheduling regular dental appointments every six months for routine check-ups and cleanings to maintain healthy gums and make your bridges last longer.
Even though dental bridges are highly durable, they can still break or crack when subjected to excessive force or pressure. Avoid chewing on hard objects, and do not open packages and bottles with your teeth to prolong the life of your dental bridge.
Improper oral hygiene can also weaken dental bridges, so practicing proper dental hygiene is essential.
Possible alternatives to dental bridges include:
- Partial Dentures: Dentures, often known as false teeth, are comprised of one or more prosthetic teeth that are linked to a plastic and metal framework that fits over the natural teeth. False teeth are flexible, as they may be made to fit around any number of natural teeth. For people who have lost all of their teeth, a complete set of dentures is also available.
- Dental Implant: An implant is an excellent choice if you require a more permanent tooth replacement option than dentures. It is an artificial tooth root that is inserted surgically into the jawbone. They’re often made of titanium, which is a strong and biocompatible metal alloy that shouldn’t cause an allergic reaction or rejection by the body. A dental crown is held in place by an abutment attached to the implant.