What Are Bridges

A bridges is several aritficial teeth (or crowns) joined together in replacing the missing gap(s).

Missing Tooth

Tooth Preparation of Adjacent Teeth to Missing Gap

Dental Bridge

With conventional bridges, adjacent healthy teeth to the missing gap(s) would need to be permamently grinded and preped in accomodating the new bridge. The the lift expectancy of the adjacent surrounding teeth may compromised but is necessary in creating space to support the dental bridge. Bridges may be made from all porcelain, gold alloy or a combination of porcelain with gold alloy.

Pros of dental bridges

  • dental bridges replaces missing gaps and prevents teeth from drifting or over-erupting into empty space
  • dental bridges may be made to looks natural simliar to other teeth and improves appearance relative to having missing gaps

Cons of dental bridges

  • there is a possibly of decay decay on underlying preped teeth
  • cement on dental bridges may deterioriate over time
  • gum tissues may shrink over time due to multi-factoral reasons that may exposing the junctions between the bridge and supporting teeth
  • dental bridges do need to be checked for wear, tear and leakages

View pros and cons of dental implants over dental bridges.

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