What Are Dental Bridges?
They are dental prostheses applied to fill or cover missing teeth. Bridges are applied by taking support from the neighboring teeth where the missing tooth is located. These are also called pontics. Although pontik can be made from materials such as gold and alloys, porcelain is preferred for a more aesthetic appearance. Thanks to this treatment, your problems such as not being able to eat or speak comfortably due to missing teeth will be resolved quickly.
How is Bridgework Applied?
The first stage varies depending on the amount and damage of the tooth. For this reason, a treatment plan is created. After the necessary examinations, the teeth are anesthetized. Abrasions or incisions can be applied to the teeth.
Then, tooth measurements are taken with the prepared apparatus in order to take the measurements to be sent to the laboratory. After the measurements are taken, temporary prostheses are attached to the treated tooth. This is because the tooth is worn.
If any temporary prosthesis is not fitted, one may experience pain and tenderness in the teeth. When the teeth sent to the laboratory arrive, the necessary rehearsals and finishing touches are made, the bridge is placed in the area where the patient’s missing tooth is, and the process is completed.
Why Do I Need A Dental Bridge?
Missing teeth can cause many problems. It is normal to experience limp speech, inability to chew, unaesthetic appearance, and a lack of self-confidence depending on these. For this reason, patients with missing teeth. After the treatment, while continuing their social life in a better way, they can also solve their self-confidence problems.
Advantages Of Dental Bridges
- A self-confident smile
- Natural Smile
- Comfortable of chewing ,
- Comfortable your speech
- Ensuring that your remaining teeth come out of the correct position
- Preservation of normal facial structure by preventing loss of jawbone in the missing tooth area
- Ability to chew food efficiently
Disadvantages Of Dental Bridges
Successful dental bridges are not without disadvantages. However, possible problems as a result of poor quality treatment are as follows;
- Problems that may occur in abutment teeth can put the bridge in danger.
- Poor quality chrome can cause problems such as darkening of tooth color, pain or tingling.
- Crowns with measurement errors may affect your bite.
- Dental bridges can be damaged unless the abutments are intact.
What Types Of Dental Bridges Are Available?
A traditional dental bridge is the most preferred type of bridge for the treatment of missing teeth. It is formed by taking support from two healthy natural teeth in the area where the missing tooth is located.
Although similar to a traditional bridge, the only difference is that only one natural tooth is needed. In order for it to receive support, it will be sufficient to have a healthy tooth in the area where the missing tooth is located.
Maryland Bonded Bridges
Like a traditional bridge, a Maryland bridge requires two natural teeth, one on each side of the gap. However, in a conventional bridge, dental crowns are used for the abutment teeth, while in a Maryland bridge, a metal or porcelain frame is used on the abutment teeth.
Implant-Supported Dental Bridge
Implant supported bridges are used in cases where there are no abutments to which the bridge can be fixed. Implant treatment is applied to two or only adjacent teeth for the abutment teeth. Thus, a tooth is created that can hold the bridge for missing teeth. For the implementation of this procedure, 2 visits to the Doctor are required.
One to embed implants in the jawbone, A second surgery to place the bridge