Dental bridges are made of false teeth that help replace one or more missing teeth. The false tooth is called a pontic. It is usually fitted in between two crowns serving as an anchor by attaching the teeth on both sides of the false teeth. Dental implants or natural teeth can serve as support for dental bridges.
If you have one or more missing teeth, you should consider using dental bridges because they can last for a couple of years if properly taken care of and they help the teeth function properly. You can get dental bridges at Inspire Dental Centre. Our dentists in Burntwood are skilled and experienced in providing advanced dental techniques which are needed in fitting dental bridges.
There are about 4 types of dental bridges. They include:
For traditional fixed dental bridges to be fitted, the false tooth will be fused between two porcelain crowns to fill the gap created by a missing tooth. Two crowns will hold the bridge in place by attaching it to both sides of the false tooth. A traditional fixed dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth.
This dental bridge is commonly used to fill gaps created when a tooth is missing in areas of the mouth that are under less pressure like the front teeth. It is used when the false tooth is supported on one side. It can only be used when a few teeth are missing.
It is mostly used to replace missing front teeth. Using resin-bonded dental bridges requires minimal preparation before fitting the bridge. The false tooth will be fused to a ceramic or metal wing which will be bonded to the abutment of the teeth with resin. The metal wings are virtually invisible, making the porcelain to look like the natural tooth.
Implants are also used to replace one or more missing teeth. The implant is placed inside the jawbone where the missing tooth was. When the implant fuses with the bone, a crown will be fitted on it, but if more than one tooth is missing, the implant will be supported by a bridge. If there are no teeth on one or both jaws, an implant can be placed, and it will be supported by a dental bridge.
At Inspire Dental Centre in Burntwood, we carry out the following procedure in fitting dental bridges.
To get a three-unit bridge, you would have to pay £450.00 for each unit.
You need to practice the following to ensure that your bridges last for a long time and remain clean while you have them on.
If you have one or more missing teeth, call Inspire Dental Centre in Burntwood on 01543 671877 to book an appointment to fit your dental bridges.
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A: Dental bridges can last for 5 – 7 years depending on how well you maintain them. Good dental habits such as cleaning the mouth regularly and seeing the dentist can help your dental bridge last for as long as 10 years.
A: It would not be difficult to eat with dental bridges. Dental bridges are sealed to the supported teeth and connected to the crown so you can bite, chew, sip, and swallow normally.
A: To get a dental bridge, you would need 2 dental visits which are one or two weeks apart.
A: Sometimes, the surrounding teeth may not be able to support the bridge so your dentist may suggest other options to fill up the space created by your missing teeth.