A lot of dental procedures are developed and performed to restore beautiful smiles. Among these innovations is Dental Bridge. A dental bridge is known to be the bridge between the gap created by one or more missing teeth. The bridge is composed of two or more crowns for the teeth. Materials used in the procedure are made from various elements such as alloys, silver, gold, porcelain or combination of these materials.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bridge
Dental Bridges are more likely to be cheaper than implants. It also requires a small amount of time to make, meaning you can restore your smile more quickly at the possible time. Dental bridges are also reliable and give people positive results. However, dental bridges require healthy and strong teeth since some enamel may be removed during the process. Also, dental bridges wearer are prone to gum diseases, but with proper oral hygiene and regular visit to the dentist, this can be avoidable.
Types of Dental Bridges
Traditional Bridges are the most common type of dental bridge. In traditional bridge, a crown is being created on the side of missing tooth which is usually made porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
Types of Traditional Bridges:
- Fixed Bridge
The most common type of traditional bridge is the fixed bridge wherein it is consist of a crown on either side of the teeth and the artificial teeth being in the middle. The procedure includes filing down the anchor teeth from their original size. The teeth on the sides must be durable enough to support the bridge and take extra biting pressure.
- Bonded Bridge
A bonded bridge is used when there is only one tooth to replace. In this bridge, crowns are usually bonded to the inner edge of the nearest teeth.
A cantilever bridge is a type that is not commonly used. Although it is similar to the traditional bridge, wherein pontic teeth are attached to the original teeth through crowns; cantilever bridges are attached on just one side. The procedure is not recommended to be done in the back of the mouth where it can put too much pressure and damage other teeth.
MARYLAND BONDED BRIDGES
Maryland bonded bridges are made of porcelain fused to metal or porcelain framework with plastic teeth and gums. During the procedure, one-sided metal or porcelain wings are usually bonded to the existing teeth.
Aiming to restore your teeth as natural as it was before? TruDental offers Dental Bridge services in Spokane. Contact us at (509) 593-3033 to schedule your appointment. We are located at 2204 E. 29th Ave. #208, Spokane, WA 99203.