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Bridge

Dental Bridge

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and a false tooth / teeth in between.

These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

Bridges :

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
  • Types of Dental Bridge Materials

There are three basic types of materials for dental bridges :

1. Porcelain fused to metal dental bridges

2. All porcelain dental bridges

3. All metal dental bridges (Gold)

Procedure for fitting a bridge :

  1. Diagnostic models are taken to study the optimal way to perform this procedure.
  2. Teeth used to attach the bridge are carefully prepared.
  3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot Impressions are taken and a temporary acrylic bridge is then cemented into place.
  4. The final bridge is created in the lab and cemented into place.
  5. Any adjustments are made.