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What is a Dental Bridge?

Accidents happen, and teeth can get damaged. Sometimes they must be removed and a noticeable gap between the teeth can form and become an annoyance for the person.

A dental bridge is a set of false teeth that bridges a gap caused by a missing tooth. The crowns of the teeth on both sides anchor the false tooth to the middle where the gap is.

They are commonly made of porcelain but can be made of just about any other type of material such as gold. Ceramics are another common material used for bridges.

In order for a bridge to work, the person must have either their own natural teeth or dental implants on the sides of the gap.

It’s important to go to a professional dentist in Riverside to receive proper care for your dental bridges. In order for a bridge to work, the person must have either their own natural teeth or dental implants on the sides of the gap.

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Benefits of a Dental Bridge

The most obvious benefit is that a dental bridge fixes the hole in your teeth and improves your smile and improving your self esteem and self image.

  • If a front tooth is missing, it will be difficult for that person to talk confidently and dental bridges can fix that. Likewise, people with a missing tooth can have difficulty eating. This can cause all sorts of unnecessary stresses to other teeth and become a great discomfort in someone’s life.

  • A dental bridge can bring back normalcy to someone’s eating habits. Teeth tend to move around if one of them goes missing.

  • A bridge will also help prevent your teeth from becoming crooked and shifting out of place. If teeth keep shifting, it can become a costly problem in the future to fix.

Dental Bridges – Frequently Asked Questions

A traditional fixed bridge is the most common type of dental bridge that your dentist will offer. These are usually made of simple porcelain. In this procedure, the two crowns are placed over two existing teeth, and the fake one fits inside the gap.

This type of bridge can be used for a gap as many as three teeth.

This depends on how well the person takes care of their teeth. They last typically on average of 5-10 years. However, with good care, it isn’t unheard of a dental bridge lasting much longer.

The key to cleaning dental bridges is to make sure that you maintain a bi-daily schedule of properly cleaning. Making sure you properly floss by getting ALL the food out and cleaning, including behind your molars, is critical.

If taken care of properly, dental bridges can last between five to fifteen years. Dental bridges last longer if they are taken care of properly which includes proper oral hygiene (which your dentist can give lots of tips about) and making sure you keep up with your check ups.

There are three main types of dental bridges. Traditional bridges these include making a crown for tooth on the sides or space between. These are the most popular type.

Cantilever bridges used only for one side of missing tooth. These are not common and also not a good idea to get one implanted in the rear end of the mouth just for hygiene and protection issues.

Maryland bonded bridges these are when metal or porcelain with metal provide a kind of framework for the teeth as a form of protection.

Dentures are more expensive and are not as strong as dental bridge work. Unlike dental bridge work, most dentures are plastic which are more flexible but this is not that good for the teeth because we need our teeth to be strong for the various activities we use them for-biting, chewing, talking, and so forth.

Dentures are good if you just need them for aesthetic appearances and light eating here and there but dental bridge works are better for long-term use and daily activities.

For information on the cost for Dental Bridges, call us at our office: (951) 200-5624.

     
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