Dental bridges are an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth. It is basically a set of false teeth that are anchored to the neighbouring teeth. The false teeth are referred to as pontic and are usually made of materials, such as gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of alloys and porcelain. The pontics are placed between two crowns that work like an anchor for the false tooth. Porcelain fixed bridges are the most preferred option as they look more natural and are very durable.
Dental bridges are usually recommended to the people who have one or more teeth missing. The missing teeth affect the appearance, eating and speaking ability of the person adversely. Dental bridges help fill up the gap by replacing the missing teeth with false teeth and strengthen the overall structure of the teeth.
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Bridges?
- Help in replacing the missing teeth
- Help to maintain a structured jaw line
- Strengthen the entire teeth structure
- Prevent misalignment of the other teeth
- Enhance the chewing and speaking ability
- Help to get a bright and beautiful smile
- Prevents gum recession and tooth decay
What Is The Procedure Of Dental Bridges?
The procedure of fixing dental bridges may need more than two visits to the dentist. First the dental crowns are fitted to create the anchoring teeth for the pontics. Then an accurate impression of the teeth is taken to create an impression to fabricate the pontics. The pontics are skilfully crafted by professionals with great precision. In the first appointment the patient is made to wear temporary bridges which are to be worn for a couple of weeks till the permanent ones are ready. During the second appointment the permanent bridges are carefully fixed to the teeth. Proper brushing and flossing helps to enhance the overall life of the dental bridges.