Dental Bridges In Darch Dental Centre
Dental bridges can replace missing teeth and restore your beautiful smile
Dental bridges from the Darch Dental Centre are a great way to replace missing teeth. They are outstanding tooth restorations commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges span the gap where the teeth are missing and are cemented to natural teeth. These teeth are called abutments and serve as anchors for the bridge. Replacement teeth, also called pontics, are mounted on the abutment teeth on either side of the gap. Typically, bridges are made from porcelain, but an underlying supporting structure can be made from platinum, nickel, gold, or chromium alloys. The colour of the porcelain matches your existing teeth so that it blends seamlessly. At our practice, bridges are made of high-quality materials and will look natural in your mouth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
- A bridge is an excellent way to restore your happy smile and improve your quality of life. The prosthesis is customised to fit your mouth perfectly and look like your natural tooth.
- It can be challenging to speak clearly if you are missing some teeth. We offer dental bridges that can improve your speech and give you back your confidence.
- If you’re missing one or a two teeth, dental bridges can help make it easier to eat properly again. Bridges are made of artificial teeth and attached to the natural teeth surrounding them. They are a great way to replace missing teeth.
- The loss of teeth can lead to bone loss and signs of aging, changes in jaw shape, and sagging skin. You can replace missing teeth with a dental bridge and preserve your facial bone health and the shape of your face.
- The teeth in your opposing jaw may move up or down toward the space if a tooth is missing, resulting in bite problems. Dental bridges are attached to the adjacent teeth and help keep your bite aligned.
- When a tooth is missing, adjacent teeth can move in to fill the empty space. A dental bridge can prevent your remaining teeth from moving into the empty space and causing further damage.
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Your teeth must be reduced in size first for a bridge to fit correctly. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth after reducing them in order to provide an exact mould for the bridge. Your dentist can determine the appropriate shade of porcelain to match the colour of your existing teeth.
A dental lab then fabricates your bridge from the impression, using the material specified by your dentist. A temporary bridge will be placed to cover the prepared tooth while the permanent bridge is being made. The temporary bridge is removed as soon as the permanent bridge is ready. The new bridge is then attached to your prepared teeth.
Here are some alternative options for replacement of missing teeth:
- Partial Denture:
A partial denture is a cost-effective tooth replacement option. The false teeth or dentures are made of one or more artificial teeth with a metal or plastic framework that clips onto the remaining original teeth. False teeth can be made to fit around any number of healthy teeth. If all your teeth have been lost, you may also be able to get a full set of dentures.
- Dental Implant:
A dental implant is a more complex treatment alternative. It is surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the tooth root. Their structure is typically made of titanium, a tough but biocompatible material, so there shouldn’t be any allergic reactions or rejections. The artificial tooth, usually a dental crown, is attached to the implant by an abutment.
An ideal candidate for a dental bridge procedure should be in good dental health and does not have gum disease. Dental patients with periodontal disease need to seek gum disease treatment before getting bridges.
While dental bridges do not decay, the teeth beneath them are susceptible to decay. Avoid sugary foods and drinks, which can collect between or underneath dental bridges, leaving behind particles that may breed dangerous bacteria. Your dental bridge may become loose or even fall out if this happens. Additionally, you should avoid sticky foods like caramel and gum, as the bridge may get stuck and could even come undone. Lastly, do not bite down on hard foods like ice, as they can break your bridge.
It is essential to brush your bridge at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste in order to prevent plaque buildup. Flossing between each pontic tooth should also be done daily. To maintain healthy gums and prolong the life of your bridge, it is recommended to visit your dentist for routine check-ups regularly.
Furthermore, hard, sticky, and chewy foods like caramel or popcorn, and foods and drinks high in sugar and acid should be avoided. We also recommend scheduling regular check-ups and hygiene appointments to maintain your dental bridge.
Dental bridges typically cost between $3,900 and $5,000. Various factors determine the cost of a dental bridge, including the number of missing teeth, the type of bridge used, how difficult it is to place, and whether additional dental treatment is needed.
Since the cost of treatment is dictated by your individual circumstances, it is preferable if you visit our clinic so that our dentist can provide you with an estimate for the cost of a dental bridge.