Dental bridge is a type of prosthesis used in cases of tooth loss in the mouth. It is also considered as a fixed prosthesis. In this case the bridges are fixed in the mouth with cement, type adhesives. When we say bridge, we are talking about a structure consisting of at least two legs and one trunk. That is, bridges consist of three or more teeth. This application is applied successfully in our Side Dental Center clinic. So how many types of bridges can be made and what exactly are they?

Dental Supported Bridge

In this type of bridge, the solid teeth on both sides of the lost or pulled tooth are thinned a little and used as a support for the bridge. Prostheses fixed on these feet are extremely useful and aesthetically successful.

Swingbridge ( Maryland Bridge )

This bridge, also called the Maryland bridge, is made by adhering to neighboring teeth. The artificial tooth made instead of the missing tooth is attached to the invisible back sides of the neighboring teeth. The back surface of neighboring natural teeth is made rough and the adhesive is added. Both sides of the artificial tooth are fixed bypassing these adhesive materials.

The aim is to prevent the cutting of healthy natural teeth and to perform bridging.

Since it is not very good in terms of adhesion and fixation, it is not recommended to be applied to the back teeth in the chewing tasks. Even if applied, the usage time will be very short.

Implant Supported Bridge

Implant-supported bridges, which are a method used in multiple tooth loss, are increasing their prevalence today. It does not require cutting of teeth because implants screwed into the jawbone are used as bridge pillars. The implanted bridge is a very suitable remedy, especially in cases where there are no adjacent teeth or when supporting teeth are weak.

However, in order to place an implant, the jaw bone structure must be suitable for this. This issue is a situation that your dentist will consider. If implant planning is to be made, it will be appropriate to examine the amount and structure of the bone by performing dental tomography beforehand.

Materials Used for Bridge Teeth

Information about bridge dental materials are listed as follows:

  • Metal-supported porcelain material in bridge tooth construction,
  • Zirconium supported porcelain material,
  •  Full metal material,
  • Solid Zirconium,
  • Materials such as gold.

These bridge dental materials are made of the bridge, and they are placed in the cavity formed in the mouth due to tooth loss, with the support of the surrounding teeth.

How Should be the Cleaning and Care of Dental Bridge?

The care of the dental bridge is not much different from the care that should be applied to the natural teeth of the patient. Oral and dental care should be paid attention and should not be disrupted. If the area around the bridge is not sufficiently cleaned, there may be decay in the area concerned. Therefore, it is necessary to clean the area around the bridge with care materials such as dental floss.

What are the Advantages of Dental Bridge?

  • A very aesthetic appearance can be obtained, and in terms of functionality very successful and reliable results are obtained, too.
  • Low cost.
  • Practical and quick operation.

Is implant or dental bridge better in the absence of a single tooth?

The advantages and disadvantages of both should be considered when choosing an implant or a bridge tooth for those who have a single tooth deficiency. In addition, the risks that may arise according to the patient’s mouth structure, and the criteria such as which procedure the tooth structure is more suitable for should be evaluated. The advantages of implant teeth are more than bridge teeth. However, which one is better varies from patient to patient.

How is it applied?

The steps followed by specialist dentists to apply bridge teeth are as follows:

  • In the first stage, anesthesia is applied.
  • For the bridge tooth, the teeth are cut and brought to a suitable structure.
  • The necessary measurements of the reduced teeth are taken for the bridge tooth.
  • A temporary set of bridges is provided.
  • During the temporary bridge tooth use, the actual bridge teeth are designed in accordance with the tooth size.
  • The patient is invited for the last appointment, and the real bridge teeth are placed in accordance with the patient’s intraoral dimensions and adhered with medical adhesive.

With these steps, the bridge tooth construction is completed. The use of bridge teeth is made for a long time and tooth sensitivity is eliminated with dental bridge. The advantages of completing the treatment in short periods of 2 appointments and correcting the damaged teeth, removing the non-aesthetic appearance caused by tooth loss are achieved.

What is Temporary Bridge Tooth?

Temporary bridge tooth; They are flimsy bridges that are easily prepared by dentists and can be applied in a laboratory environment. It does not contain solid ingredients. Temporary bridge teeth are not preferred for those who need long bridges and will have their back teeth bridged. It is necessary to be very careful in its use. The structures of temporary bridge teeth are very fragile.

If you want to get professional service about dental bridge, contact Side Dental Center immediately.

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