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What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a form of dental restoration provided by your dentist in order to ensure that space in the teeth are restored. This is done for one or more teeth. This is to ensure your bite and aesthetics is restored back to normal. There are certain steps the dentist needs to follow in order to ensure you get the best services you need. At Sugar Land Texas at Smiles on Greatwood Dentistry, we provide this type of services for our clients.

Why do you need a bridge?

A missing tooth usually lead to a serious aesthetic issue for the patient. This is simply because those teeth are made to work with one another. Whenever there is a loss of one or more tooth, the other ones tend to shift or move to the empty space making it affect the look or the structural position of the tooth. Those teeth that are in opposite jaws tend to shift downward or upwards making look more longer than others. This can tend to affect the joints and soft tissue of the oral structure.

Those teeth that have shift their position or elongated are usually difficult to clean hence they tend to have higher risk of decay with gum problems like swelling or injuries.

Whenever your tooth become missing, the bone around that space tend to shrink. in such situations, this can change the surrounding jaw bony structures which supports your lips and cheeks. The long term implication of this is that there is affectation of the ore-facial looks.

How is a dental bridge placed?

This is a service that tend to take more than one dental visits. One the first visit, the dentist prepares the teeth on either side of the gap. These are the tooth that tend to hold on to the bridge. They are the bridge that would be prepared to hold on to the crown and ensure the pontic are well fixed and placed. After the preparation, the impression of the mouth is then taken before it is casted in the laboratory. A temporary bridge will be made by the technicians which are then placed on the patient’s teeth before the permanent one is made.

After like a week or two, the permanent bridge will be completed and then the dentist will then insert. After that, the dentist will then help to ensure the bridge is properly done by checking for any form of adjustment or corrections. Once all is done, the permanent bridge will then be cemented to the prepared teeth and ensure is rightly fitted.

Materials that are used for the bridges

There are different materials that are used. These are usually based on the patient’s choice and the structural indications for the materials. The main materials are metals, ceramics, or a combination.

 

Caring for your bridge.

You have to ensure you properly cared for your bridge. If this is not done appropriately as explained by the dentist, the surrounding structural support may lose it fitness. The main care follows;

  • Brushing twice daily
  • Use of dental floss
  • Regular professional check ups
  • Eat of balanced diet

We are there

Are you ready to give your teeth that attractive look you’ve always desired? Call us today on (281) 937 7530 for more information on this amazing dental solution. Our Dentist in Sugar Land has over eighteen years of experience and our staff is always friendly. We do our best to work with your schedule and accept most insurances.