Every tooth in your mouth serves a crucial function, contributing not only to the way you talk and eat but also to maintaining the correct alignment of your mouth. When teeth are lost or severely damaged beyond repair, dental bridges become a viable option for restoration.
As the name suggests, dental bridges ‘bridge’ the gap between two teeth. They involve the permanent attachment of an artificial tooth to the adjacent teeth to replace one or more missing teeth.
Opting for a dental bridge procedure comes with an array of benefits for your smile:
With a dental bridge professionally placed by our dentists at The Dental Lounges, your bite will be restored, and your facial contours preserved. The regained ability to speak and eat naturally is an added benefit. Our expert dentists perform these procedures with such finesse that it will be virtually impossible for anyone to notice that you ever had a missing tooth!
Dental bridges treatment serve as an excellent solution to enhance both your oral health and aesthetic appeal by replacing missing teeth. They can be crafted from various materials, such as gold alloys, porcelain, and non-precious alloys. At The Dental Lounges, we provide and recommend four types of dental bridges to our patients seeking tooth replacements.
Traditional bridges are one of the most popular types of dental bridges. We use this procedure when your natural teeth surround a missing tooth or gap on both sides. Porcelain or ceramics fused to metal are the primary materials utilised in these bridges’ designs.
Cantilever bridges are utilised to keep a bridge in place even when just one set of natural teeth is present on each side of the gap. As with traditional bridges, your dentist will remove the enamel from the next tooth to support the new bridge.
While identical to traditional bridges, Maryland bridges are regarded as a more “conservative” choice. A metal or porcelain framework secures the pontic in place and is attached to the rear of the abutment teeth next to the lost tooth. Due to the lack of crowns, no filing of the adjacent teeth is required.
For these bridges, dental implants are used instead of crown or framework components. Implants will be surgically implanted for each lost tooth to keep the bridge in place. There are two procedures required: one for placing the implant and another for placing the bridges.
To learn more about your restorative choices and to obtain the smile you’ve always wanted, get in touch with us today to discuss your options.
It takes less time to place a Maryland bridge since the abutment teeth don’t need to be prepared. You’ll have at least 2 procedures done for the other 3 types. Irrespective of the kind of bridge, your dentist at The Dental Lounges will take impressions or a digital scan of your teeth, which the lab will use to create the bridge components.FIND OUT MORE
Eating your favourite meals could become difficult or painful after tooth loss. Teeth next to the open gap might cause pain. Food particles might very well gather in the tooth socket and cause gum injury. We propose dental bridge treatment as a long-term solution to reduce discomfort during eating. Eating shouldn’t have to be a source of constant discomfort in your life. To learn more about the dental bridge services we provide, get in touch with us today.FIND OUT MORE
The abutment teeth are reshaped during your initial appointment. Your dentist will cut away some of the enamel and dentin so that the crown can fit in place.
The mould or scan is used as a model by a dental laboratory to make your bridge, false teeth, and crown.
While the lab fabricates your bridge, you'll have a temporary bridge to shield the exposed parts in your mouth.
We will examine the permanent bridge thoroughly and make any necessary modifications to ensure that it fits you comfortably.
The temporary bridge will be removed and replaced with the permanent bridge on your second appointment.
Using dental bridges to replace lost teeth may help you smile again, enhance your facial features and support the form of your face, and increase your ability to eat and communicate.
Dental bridges are referred to as "fixed" dental prosthetics, not "removable." This implies that it is permanently affixed to your teeth. For those searching for something that can be taken out, you might want to consider dentures.
After the treatment, the bridge should be comfortable to chew on. The bite should be aligned, although getting accustomed to the bridge's form may take some time. Our dentist will advise you to stick to soft foods until the jaws have recovered from any early sensitivity.
Dental bridges typically last between 5 to 15 years, however, some patients have long-lasting results. Maintaining proper oral and dental care is the first step towards longevity. You can easily extend the life of your dental bridges by following some simple guidelines provided by your dentist, as well as by having them cleaned every six months.
Dental bridges can also often improve your ability to speak clearly. If you're missing several teeth, particularly the front ones, it might be difficult to talk clearly. However, if you wear a dental bridge with the anterior teeth correctly situated, it will aid in the improvement of your speech quality drastically.