What is a Dental Bridge and its treatment?
A teeth Supported Dental Bridge is an enduring fixed restoration used to replace missing teeth when dental implants are not a selection for your treatment. As you would have read in the dental implants section, a bridge is any tooth shaped renewal used to substitute missing teeth that is connected by two or more supporting units. When implants are used, they act as the supporting structures for these refurbishments. Otherwise when not supported by dental implants, more usually they are supported by two or more sound teeth on either side of the missing teeth.
To replace a tooth with a fixed tooth supported bridge, the tooth in front of the space as well as the tooth behind the space are ready to receive crowns, attached to which is the false tooth, and as we call it, a Pontic. For a single missing tooth, this durable structure is serene of two 𝐅𝐢𝐱𝐞𝐝 𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐬 & 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐬 along with a prosthetic tooth. Thus, for a single missing tooth, you will have a dental bridge containing of three units, viz. two crowns and the false tooth.
The bridge accurately “bridges the gap” among the remaining teeth, stabilizing the jaw by surrounding those teeth with attractive crowns.
Crown and bridge treatment
Crown and bridge treatment provide a great strength to the teeth and eliminates any disorder and misalignment. Following are the benefits of this treatment –
• To restore cracked teeth
• To protect weak teeth from breaking
• To support a large filling when there isn’t adequate tooth remaining
• To hide badly shaped or discoloured teeth
• To camouflage extensive damage caused by decay