A dazzling smile can be marred by a missing tooth, making you feel unconfident and unwilling to smile, even when you want to. This is where dental bridges can help you by filling in that dark space and making you feel beautiful again.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a replacement for missing teeth. There are a few different types of bridges. The conventional bridge, a fixed bridge, consists of a false tooth or teeth attached to crowns. They are then fused to the teeth either side of the gap where your missing tooth should be, thus filling in the space. The teeth either side are prepared so they become like abutments (like those that are inserted for dental implants) and the bridge is attached.
An adhesive bridge is simply a false tooth bonded by wings to the adjacent teeth, which is not as stable as the fixed bridge. A cantilever bridge is similar to the fixed bridge, but with just one crown attached to neighbouring teeth as opposed to two.
How Long Do They Last?
Looked after properly, i.e. brushing twice daily with professional cleaning every 6 months, a conventional bridge can last from 10 to 15 years, with other types of bridge lasting up to five years.
Some Things to Consider
The preparation of the adjacent teeth can mean that they are sensitive to temperature for a period after the procedure. Occasionally, teeth can become permanently sensitive and in some extreme cases they need root canal treatment. Teeth and gums are prone to infection if proper oral hygiene is not followed.
The next step is to arrange a free private consultation with CTG DENTALCARE at London or Izmir. You can also get a quote by filling the detailed form on our website.