Dental Bridges are one of the ways to replace missing teeth. The absence of teeth can also lead to oral health problems and bite misalignment. There are quite a number of ways the missing teeth can be replaced, and dental bridges are one of them. As the name indicates, these appliances work by bridging the gap left by a missing tooth. With the help of the surrounding teeth, the dental bridge holds the replacement tooth in the gap. The replacement tooth is anchored by dental crowns on either side, placed over the surrounding natural teeth. The bridges are not only aesthetically pleasing but also strong and durable.
The bridge's process begins by preparing the existing teeth called the abutment teeth, which serve as the base upon which the bridge is secured. Once the abutments are created, a mold is taken of the area and sent to a dental lab. With the help of the mold, a properly fitting dental bridge is created. An interim bridge is designed to protect the gum area while the permanent one gets ready.
Once the dental bridge is ready, it is placed on the abutments and cemented with an adhesive to hold the bridge firmly in place. After the bridge is in place, limit your diet to softer foods for a few days. After a few days gap, the new bridge will start feeling like your natural teeth.
Call us at Beyond Expectation Dental or schedule an online appointment to know more about Bridges.
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