Dental bridges are a long-lasting and reliable solution for missing teeth supported either by your natural teeth or dental implants. They are usually made of ceramic or porcelain and are supported by the two teeth on either side of the gap where your tooth is missing. In some cases, you may require several dental bridges to replace all of your missing teeth, although this will depend on the severity of your loss and the position of your remaining teeth.
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Dental bridges are an option for missing teeth as opposed to a partial denture or dental implant. Important aspects of using this method are preventing remaining teeth from drifting into the empty space and restoring the appearance of your smile.
You can care for your dental bridge by:
Here are a few benefits of getting a dental bridge:
You can expect a dental bridge to fully settle after three to four months, depending on the level of your daily activity and the health of your bones. Patients with high bone density or who exercise vigorously may need a longer treatment plan. In that case, be patient on your treatment schedule to avoid hurting your gums or tooth roots over time.
You can speed up settling by avoiding eating hard foods. It also depends on how well your dentist follows through with each step, and how long you have to wear them (if they’re permanent).
You may want to consider a removable dental bridge for your case since it’s often less expensive and you’ll need to come in for routine maintenance every 6 months. Both the front and back teeth can be dealt with by dental bridges, so there will be no lopsided appearance. With both options, bridges offer patients a new degree of confidence in themselves, as well as the ability to eat, smile, and live more comfortably.
Clean your bridge as well as you can by rinsing it with warm water after every meal or before brushing your teeth, then thoroughly brushing it. In addition to visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings, it is beneficial to use antibacterial mouthwash between visits. Mouthwash should be used twice a day for 10 seconds each time you rinse, and you should see your dentist if you notice cracks or chips on your dental bridge, since these can be repaired during regular visits.
Depending on the material and type of wear, dental bridges can last anywhere from five to seven years. There are many types of materials that can be used with dental bridges, all of which are more durable than veneers or crowns. If you take good care of your dental hygiene and visit your dentist, for instance, it may take a longer time for your bridge to need repair.
Often, bridges are made of porcelain that has been glued to a metal. Occasionally, other types of metal are used in the base for stability. New bridges will also be made from a stronger material than the previous ones.
When getting a dental bridge, you’ll want to keep your remaining teeth healthy because the success of the bridge depends on the solid foundation offered by the surrounding teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily will help you keep the cavity and gum disease at bay. A dentist or dental hygienist can demonstrate the proper technique for brushing and flossing teeth, which will aid in early diagnosis and easier treatment.
All adult patients can opt to join Denplan Essentials from their very first visit. Those wanting more inclusive cover can choose Denplan Care instead. Following an assessment, your dentist will advise which group you will be able to join.Read More