Dental Bridges

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Looking for a permanent replacement option for your missing teeth? Want to get rid of your poor fitting and uncomfortable dentures? Then you should consider getting dental bridges for replacing your missing teeth.


What are Dental Bridges?

A bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis that replaces multiple missing teeth by gaining support from the natural teeth present on the either sides of the gap. In comparison to the removable dentures, dental bridges are much more long lasting and esthetically superior.

When are Dental Bridges Required?

You can benefit from a dental bridge to replace your teeth, if you have the following dental problems:

  • Multiple Missing Teeth – a dental bridge is a highly convenient and durable option for the replacement of multiple adjacent teeth.
  • Crooked Teeth – crooked or chipped teeth can be replaced with the help of dental bridges.
  • Permanent Teeth Stains – teeth stains that cannot be removed through a professional teeth whitening procedure can be esthetically restored by placing a dental bridge over them.
  • Fractured Teeth – multiple teeth that are lost as a result of a trauma can also be required with the help of dental bridges.
How are Dental Bridges Prepared?

Fabrication of dental bridges is carried out in multiple steps and requires a team work by the dental laboratory professional and dental office team:

  • Clinical Evaluation – prior to placing a bridge, your dentist will first perform a thorough clinical examination of your teeth and gums, so as to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for getting a dental bridge. Your dentist will also take various radiographs, so that a comprehensive treatment plan can be formulated according to your dental needs.
  • Tooth Preparation – since a very little tooth structure is removed during tooth preparation, the procedure is usually performed under anesthesia. Natural teeth present on either sides of the missing teeth are prepared are exactly shaped like the bridge that will be attached to them.
  • Impression Making – after necessary tooth preparation, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth. This impression will then be sent to the dental laboratory, where it will be used to prepare the dental bridge. The prepared bridge will be finished and polished before sending back to the dental office.
  • Insertion of the Bridge – before permanently attaching the bridge to your teeth, your dentist will first try it out on your teeth, so as to ascertain its fit and esthetics. Once satisfied, he or she will permanently cement the bridge on your teeth by using a dental adhesive.
Caring for Your Dental Bridge

If you want your dental bridge to last for a lifetime, you must take care of the following things:

  • Take special care of your oral hygiene and make sure that you thoroughly clean around the bridge.
  • Avoid eating hard and sticky foods with your bridge, as it may dislodge the prosthesis.
  • Visit your dentist regularly to make sure that there is problem with your bridge.
How long will my Bridge Last?

On average, dental bridges last for about 5-7 years. However, with proper oral hygiene care, you can expect them to last for even a lifetime.

Ready to enjoy a beautiful smile and the ability to eat anything you want? Visit your dentist today and start enjoying your good looks with your dental bridge.

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