Dental bridges work the same way as crowns do. If you are experiencing missing teeth with two healthy tooth structures on either side of the gap, dental bridges may do the trick to cover up that space.
What is Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are prosthetics are fixed to two adjacent teeth replacing the missing tooth in between. Most conventional bridges come in the form of crown-like structures. Bridges can be made of porcelain metal, all-porcelain, or metal-free zirconia. Bridges are generally used to cover wide gaps between teeth where they exert much pressure to bite hard surfaces. It will be essential to ensure that adjacent teeth structures remain healthy with no signs of infection.
A dental bridge can be designed with three crowns. The crowns at the ends would act as abutments that will slide over the healthy set of teeth, and the crown structure in the middle would get inserted in the place of the missing teeth. The design of your dental bridge can be planned based on the number of teeth that are missing.
The dentist would advise patients with aftercare tips to take care of both the restoration and the remaining natural teeth. Having restorations on would mean that patients must attend regular cleaning sessions to make sure they remain healthy and germ-free.
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