What is a Bridge?
A bridge is an artificial tooth or set of teeth that are placed where one or more teeth are missing . It is anchored in place by crowns on either side of the missing teeth or tooth that have been placed over existing teeth. Existing teeth are prepared to accommodate crowns on top prior to placing the bridge.
How is it done?
At our dental clinic and practice bridges are completed in 2 sittings with a certain time interval.
- On the first visit to our dental clinic, the teeth on either side that have to accommodate the crowns are prepared.
A portion of enamel is usually removed and the tooth is reshaped to accommodate the crown. Teeth impressions are taken afterwards to prepare the bridge. We provide a temporary bridge to protect the prepared teeth for use, until the permanent bridge is prepared.
- On the second visit, the temporary bridge is removed by by the dentist, and replaced by permanent bridge.
Dentist will adjust and accommodate it until you are comfortable in chewing. You might be asked to chew a couple of times to check if you are comfortable. The dentist will then use temporary cement to seal the bridge and then apply permanent cement after a couple of weeks.
What are the benefits of fixed bridges?
It can enhance the way you look, it replaces missing teeth and can be coordinated to the shade of your normal teeth. It can likewise enhance the way that you bite and talk.
Bridge can keep going for a long time, only if you keep it clean and there is no coincidental harm.
Bridge can shield regular teeth from wear and tear. A bridge can likewise keep your own particular teeth from moving or tilting out of line, which could make your teeth to bite together mistakenly.