Bridges

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, which are fused between two dental crowns.

Advantages of Dental Bridges

Here are some of the benefits of dental bridges:

- Dental bridges are a permanent solution to replace missing teeth.

- The patient’s own teeth are used to anchor the bridge.

- With proper oral hygiene, dental bridges can last for 10 to 20 years.

- Dental bridges are less invasive than dental implants.

Procedure of Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a restoration that is designed to replace a section of missing teeth. The restoration is made up of a false tooth that is fused between two dental crowns on either side. The dental crowns are bonded over existing teeth, or implants, and provide added stability for the restoration.

The portion of the restoration that replaces missing teeth is called a pontic. The pontic is often made from a tooth-colored material such as porcelain, which is fused with composite resin. This ensures the restoration blends in with surrounding teeth. It is undetectable to people. 

The dentist shaves the enamel of the adjacent teeth for a proper fixture of the bridges. The impression of the teeth is taken and sent to the dental lab for the fabrication of the bridge.

A temporary fixture is placed until the succeeding dental appointment. The dentist places the fabricated bridge in the gap and uses dental cement to affix it to the adjacent teeth. 

Aftercare

It’s especially important to practice good hygiene when wearing a dental bridge. Brush and floss the teeth regularly and make sure to keep these areas of your mouth clean. Brush your teeth after every meal to prevent food particles from getting stuck beneath the bridge and causing decay. You may also be advised to use a water flosser or a water pick to clean beneath your dental bridge.

iSmile Dentistry, located in Denver, CO is equipped with the best dentists and modern technologies that enable the best dental care treatments for the patients. Call us at (303) 955-6079 and schedule an appointment with the dentist to know more about dental treatments. 

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