Between what kinds of bridges can I choose?
The three most common types of bridges include:
- Traditional bridge -bridge is the most popular used in dentistry and is made of ceramic or porcelain fused to metal. Two dental crowns for the teeth adjacent to the missing are used (abutment teeth) with a false tooth in between.
- Cantilever Bridge -this is used when the patient has two teeth on either side of the missing. Adjacent teeth are prepared to support either side and the false tooth is attached to them.
- Maryland Bridge (adhesive) , this bridge is made of a metal frame where the false tooth (false tooth) sticks to metal or porcelain wings, which are attached to the two supporting teeth. This bridge is a conservative alternative bridge.
How much and how long?
Cost of a dental bridge can vary depending on the number of units and the area of the country in which you live. Most insurance policies will cover part of the cost. Dental bridges can last for many years if kept with reviews and professional cleanings.
How will my visits to the dentist?
On the first visit, the dentist will begin to take the structure of tooth enamel support to prepare them for the crown. Impressions of your teeth will be taken and the dental laboratory that works with your dentist will create a dental bridge, the false tooth and crowns. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge for you to wear while doing permanent.
On the next visit, we will remove the temporary bridge and was becoming the new fixed bridge and ensure that it is well placed. There may be more than one visit to ensure that it is securely fixed bridge mouth.
Maintaining dental bridge
Fixed bridge should care as care their teeth fixed. Should be cleaned thoroughly between the teeth of the bridge and false tooth using an interproximal brush and / or floss. It is also important that you brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
Cleaning the bridge will help reduce cavities and the development of inflammation in the gum tissue. Please visit your dentist for regular checkups and professional cleanings.