Dental bridges are one of the most popular methods out there to replace missing teeth.
They look like 3 to 4 crowns adjoined side by side. They are usually placed on top of the adjacent tooth. However, if you have multiple missing teeth then dental implants can be used.
There are options to help restore your smile.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking.
Bridges help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviating the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been.
The restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist. An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue.
Depending on which type of bridge your dentist recommends, its success depends on its foundation. So it is essential to keep your remaining teeth healthy and robust.
Benefits of Dental Bridges:
Dental Bridges can help in different ways.
✔️ You can have your sparkling smile
✔️ You can chew and speak properly
✔️ Restore the shape of your face
✔️ Stop remaining teeth from moving out of their position
Life Span of Dental Bridge:
A dental bridge can last something between 5 to 15 years. If you take care of your oral hygiene and go for regular dental checkups, then your dental bridge can easily last for more than 10 years.
Dental bridges make it easy for you to chew your food properly. However, you will need some time to get used to them, and during that time you should only eat soft food.
How to Look After your Dental Bridge?
Dental Bridges need special attention. You should go for regular dental checkups and take special care of your oral hygiene. You should brush twice a day and floss your teeth properly after every meal. You should consult your dentist to know about dental products which are safe for dental bridges.
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