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The materials used for the bridge include gold, porcelain fused to metal, or in the correct situation porcelain alone. The amount and type of reduction done to the abutment teeth varies slightly with the different materials used. The recipient of such a bridge must be careful to clean well under this prosthesis.
When restoring an edentulous space with a fixed partial denture that will crown the teeth adjacent to the space and bridge the gap with a pontic, or "dummy tooth", the restoration is referred to as a bridge. Besides all of the preceding information that concerns single-unit crowns, bridges possess a few additional considerations when it comes to case selection and treatment planning, tooth preparation and restoration fabrication.
There are three types of dental bridges:
:: Traditional Fixed Bridge
The false tooth is attached by the bridge to the two other teeth around the space - bridging them together. Unlike partial dentures, fixed bridges are set in place permanently and cannot be removed. This procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth.
:: Resin Bonded Bridges
The resin bonded is normally used for your front teeth and requires less amount of preparation on the surrounding teeth. The false tooth is fused to metal bands that are bonded to the abutment teeth with a resin which is hidden from view. This type of bridge is less expensive than the others but the abutment teeth must be healthy.
:: Cantilever Bridges
If the gap is situated in the front of your mouth then a Cantilever bridge will be used. It will also be used when your teeth can only offer support on one side of the open space. The procedure involves anchoring the false tooth to one side over one or more natural and adjacent teeth.
- Dental bridges are natural in appearance.
- They usually require only two visits to your dentist.
- Dental bridges can reduce your risk of gum disease.
- They can help to correct some bite issues and even improve your speech.
- If you maintain good oral hygiene, your fixed bridge should last as many as ten years or more.
- For a few weeks after the treatment, your teeth will probably be sensitive to extreme temperatures.
- If sufficient oral hygiene is not practiced the bacteria on your teeth and gums could become infected.