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The field of dentistry is making use of the contemporary technologies and approaches in designing the treatments for the people seeking dental care all over the world, which ensures not only sustaining the health of teeth, but also assists in improvising their appearance to make them more aesthetically satisfying. For the people who are have suffered tooth/teeth loss due to accidents or falls, aging or various other factors, the dentists recommend the treatment of dental bridging that helps in providing support and protection to the rest of the teeth in the jaw line that may become affected adversely due to the gap caused as a result of tooth loss.
Generally, a dental bridge comprises of dual crowns placed on the teeth on either sides of the gaps, with a false tooth made from gold, ceramic or other materials in the center. These anchoring teeth are also known as the abutment teeth, while the false teeth are referred to as the pontics. The dental bridges can be supported by the natural teeth (if they are healthy) or the dental implants. In some of the cases the bridges may need the support of both, the implants and the teeth. During the various dental bridging sessions at the dentist office, the patient will be required to have an impression of their teeth taken as well. Those patients who undergo dental bridging will need to be vigilant towards their oral hygiene and should remember to floss under the dental bridge to make them last longer. Also, one should be careful when eating the acidic food, as they might cause infection of gums or teeth.
Dental bridging offers various advantages to the patients:
It helps in perfecting the smiles and the appearance of people
It reduces the problems related to occlusion caused due to the loss of the teeth
It puts a stop to the shifting of the teeth, which is a major cause of misalignment
It curbs speech impediments caused by tooth loss
It reduces the chances of distortion of the shape of the mouth
There are various types of dental bridges available, which include:
Maryland bonded bridges which include plastic teeth and gums supported with the help of a metal frame work and wings, which are bonded to the existing teeth.
Cantilever Bridges which are used only on a single side of the teeth.
Traditional Bridges which are the most common dental bridges crafted from porcelain or ceramic. Using the traditional bridges, a crown for an implant or a tooth is created on either side of the gap, with a false tooth in the middle.