We all know how problematic a gap between your teeth can be. The gap created by a missing tooth or multiple teeth can hinder your natural speech and eating functions. When it comes to replacing a tooth, you have a couple of options available like dental implants and bridges. But the best solution to replace multiple missing teeth is dental bridges. As the name suggests, these are the series of prosthesis that fit and cover gaps and teeth respectively. A bridge comprises of one or more pontic or artificial teeth attached to one or two crowns. The artificial teeth fill the gaps created by the missing teeth, and the crowns fit over the neighbouring teeth that are actually healthy. The crowns fit on these healthy teeth to provide support to the entire bridgework.
Sometimes, dental implants may be used to support a bridge. Implants are posts that are surgically placed into the jaw. The bone will hold the implants in place.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
By filling the gaps between your teeth, bridges can help you in a few other ways. They can
- Restore your smile
- Restore your ability to chew and speak properly
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent the neighbouring teeth from shifting towards the gaps.
Types of dental bridge: In
Full porcelain: This material is ideal for people who want solutions for visible areas like the front teeth. Porcelain can be used to custom-make bridges that match with the natural tooth colour.
Full gold: These bridges give strength and durability to the entire restoration and provides support for pontic that replaces the gaps.
Full porcelain-fused-to-metal: This type provides the best of both porcelain and metal bridges. This option is good for large-span bridges as they are sturdy and last for 2-3 decades.
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