The Health Of Your Smile
The Health Of Your Smile
When a person loses a tooth there are ways to replace them artificially, in this case one of the treatments could be a bridge.
Depending on the missing pieces is the number of units that the patient’s bridge will need.
We can say that a dental bridge is an artificial tooth held in place by a crown or more, on either side.
Sanoviv Dental for dental bridges Tijuana are used to fill the gap left by a missing tooth. Dental bridges are permanent and can last ten years or more with appropriate care.
With dental bridges it is possible to obtain a smile that looks natural and real after the loss of a tooth.
Dental bridges are used as a method to fill the space created by the lack of a tooth or several teeth. Depending on the type of dental bridge you choose, the procedure and cost will vary.
A dental bridge is composed of two dental crowns for the teeth on each side of the space and a false tooth between them.
Natural teeth, dental implants or a combination of natural teeth and dental implants can be used to support the bridge.
The type of dental bridge you choose will depend on the state of your smile and the aesthetic results you want. Whether you are looking for a temporary or definitive solution for the loss of a tooth, there is an ideal dental bridge for your needs.
There are variations in the preparation of the bridge depending on the specific case and the missing pieces in the oral cavity.
The most common dental bridge is composed of two crowns for the teeth on each side of the space, with a false tooth between them.
This type of bridge can be made of ceramic or porcelain fused on metal or zirconia. If there are no neighboring teeth to support the crowns, dental implants can be used to fix the bridge in place.
Another type of bridge that is generally used is the Cantilever; This type of dental bridge is used when there are only teeth on one side of the space in the mouth.
Two crowns fused to the replacement tooth are used to fix the bridge to the adjacent natural teeth. Another type of prosthesis (bridge) is called Maryland, this type of dental bridge is composed of gum and teeth of acrylic or resin and is supported by a metal structure.
Procedure of placing a dental bridge.
To make a bridge, it is necessary first to carve the teeth adjacent to the space where the piece is missing, to give space to the crowns that will be placed as bridge pillars (pieces where the missing piece will be held). Then, the dentist will take impressions of the teeth, which will be used to create the dental crowns that will be used as pillars of the bridge.
Once the crowns are finished (crowns can be pure ceramics or made of metal or porcelain fused to metal), the tooth or false teeth will adhere to them.
When the dental bridge is ready, a new visit to the dentist will be necessary to place it on the teeth.
During his final visit, the dentist securely cements the crowns to neighboring teeth to complete his smile with the dental bridge.
With proper care, dental bridges will last from five to seven years and, in some cases, longer.
Care and repair of the dental bridge
It is important to take proper care of the dental bridge to extend its duration and maintain the health of natural gums and teeth.
Daily brushing and flossing, in addition to regularly scheduled exams, will keep the dental bridge and your oral health in top condition.
If the dental bridge needs repair, it is recommended that you visit a specialist as soon as possible to solve the problem.
Delayed repairs can adversely affect your occlusion, cause gingival discomfort or infection, or create other serious dental problems that require additional treatment.