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Dental Bridge

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A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration that fills the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It consists of two main components: abutment teeth and false teeth.

Components of a Dental Bridge

Abutment Teeth: The teeth on either side of the gap are prepared to receive dental crowns. These prepared teeth are called abutment teeth and serve as anchors for the bridge.

False Tooth/Teeth: The false tooth or teeth, known as pontics, are positioned in the gap where the natural teeth are missing.

Types of Dental Bridges::

  • 1-2 False Teeth: This type of dental bridge involves one or two false teeth supported by dental crowns on the adjacent natural teeth.

  • Unit Bridge: A 3-unit bridge involves one false tooth (pontic) positioned between two dental crowns. The crowns are placed on the natural teeth on either side of the gap.

  • 4-Unit Bridge: A 4-unit bridge consists of two false teeth positioned between two dental crowns, with each crown attached to a natural tooth.

Procedure:

  • Preparation: The abutment teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to accommodate the dental crowns.

  • Impressions: Impressions of the prepared teeth are taken to create a custom-fit bridge.

  • Temporary Bridge: A temporary bridge may be placed while the permanent bridge is being fabricated.

  • Fitting the Permanent Bridge: Once the permanent bridge is ready, it is fitted and adjusted for proper fit and bite.

  • Cementation: The bridge is permanently cemented onto the abutment teeth.

Benefits of Dental Bridges:

  • Restoration of Function: Bridges restore the ability to chew and speak properly.

  • Aesthetic Improvement: Bridges improve the appearance of the smile by filling in gaps.

  • Prevention of Shifting Teeth: By filling the gap, bridges prevent surrounding teeth from shifting.

  • Durable and Fixed Solution: Bridges are a fixed dental restoration, providing stability and durability.

Dental bridges are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth, restoring both function and aesthetics to the smile. Consultation with a dentist is essential to determine the most suitable type of bridge based on individual needs and considerations.

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