Dental Health and Bridges

Aug 01, 2019

The dental bridges in Auburn help in bridging the gap created by missing teeth. They consist of two or more crowns, which are placed on the either side of the missing teeth for anchoring the false teeth.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

  • Restores the ability to chew and speak
  • Prevents the remaining teeth from shifting
  • Maintains the facial structure
  • Distributes the forces in your bite properly by replacing the missing teeth.

What Types of Dental Bridges Are Available?

  • Traditional bridges

They have crowns on the either side of the false tooth, known as pontic in between. They are one of the most common types of bridges made of porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.

  • Cantilever bridges

These bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth/ teeth. However, these are not very common at present and they are not even recommended for the back of the mouth.

  • Maryland bonded bridges

Also known as the resin-bonded bridge, they are made of porcelain fused to metal or plastic teeth and gums supported by metal or porcelain framework. The porcelain wings on one side of the bridge are bonded to the existing teeth.

What Is the Process for Getting a Dental Bridge?

The dentist in 36830 first prepares the abutment teeth and recontours the adjacent teeth by removing a part of their enamel. He will then take the impressions of the teeth for making the bridge, crown, and pontic. He will also give you a temporary bridge to wear.

During your second visit, the permanent bridge will be placed and adjusted if required.

How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

The dental bridge can last up to 15 years or even more depending upon how you maintain your oral hygiene routine.

How Do I Care for a Bridge?

Just like your natural teeth, you must brush and floss twice a day for maintaining the bridge along with seeing the dentist at regular intervals.

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