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Different Types of Dental Bridges?

Posted on Feb 21, 2018

Different Types of Dental Bridges?

  If you are missing a tooth or several consecutive teeth, dental bridges help to conceal the gap and give you a more attractive smile. They also prevent nearby teeth from shifting into the open spot, which could eventually cause problems with your bite and alignment. Because dental bridges are a more conservative approach to tooth restoration, most insurance providers offer at least some coverage for them. When you come in for your dental bridge procedure at Pearl Dental Care, Dr. Bhavin Changela affixes the supporting anchors to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. This holds the new dental bridge firmly in place. He then attaches your replacement tooth to the posts of the supporting teeth. Dr. Bhavin Changela takes special care to ensure that your new tooth matches the shape and shade of your existing teeth as closely as possible. Different Types of Dental Bridges Depending on how many teeth you are missing and your overall oral health, you will receive one of these types of dental bridges: Cantilever Bridge: This type of dental bridge is most appropriate for the back teeth because it only attaches to one nearby tooth for support. However, Dr. Bhavin Changela may place it elsewhere in your mouth when you only have one healthy tooth to support a dental bridge. Fixed Bridge: A fixed bridge comes with a dental crown at either end with one or several replacement teeth between them. Dr. Bhavin Changela places the crown over the natural teeth to the immediate left and right of the gap left by the missing teeth. The false teeth attached to the bridge then rest on the gums. Since a fixed bridge is highly durable, your dentist can place it anywhere in your mouth. esin-Bonded Bridge: Also known as a Maryland bridge, this type includes artificial teeth that span a gap in the patient’s mouth. Dr. Bhavin Changela attaches the replacement teeth to nearby teeth with metal bands rather than with a dental crown. This is a good option when the supporting teeth are healthy. The metal bands go behind the teeth, making this a good choice for replacing front teeth. A pus-filled sac on the gum line Contact Pearl Dental Care to Discuss Your Tooth Replacement Options Before recommending a specific type of dental crown, Dr. Bhavin Changela must examine your existing teeth and gums to determine which type would work best. You may also wish to consider other possibilities, such as dental implants. We’re happy to discuss your treatment choices during a personal...

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How You Can Smile More Easily with Dental Bridges

Posted on Jun 19, 2014

How You Can Smile More Easily with Dental Bridges

Was your tooth broken when you were a kid? Does it make you unhappy every time you see the gap between your teeth? You can end your unhappiness and discontent because a porcelain dental bridge can fix this problem. If you have one or two missing teeth, your cosmetic dentist may recommend replacing them with a dental bridge, which is considered to be a “partial denture,” but it is fixed and cannot be removed. What is the Purpose of a Dental Bridge? You know that you are unhappy and conscious of how the gap from your missing tooth makes you look. A dental bridge will improve your spirits making you smile more easily. And when you no longer have a gap in your teeth, not only will people understand you better when you talk, your digestion will be improved because you can chew your food more effectively. With no gaps in your teeth, your jaw line will maintain its current alignment, and your teeth will remain in place. Other people won’t be able to tell that a porcelain dental bridge is not a natural part of your mouth. What’s more, the force created when you bite will not be concentrated in one area. When are dental bridges needed? Porcelain dental bridges are recommended when there is one or more teeth missing that affect your smile and appearance. A bridge can also correct your bite, your speech, the shape of your face, and even prevent gum disease and tooth decay as a result of food accumulated in the gap. Why do we need to replace missing teeth? If you live with missing teeth, you have to replace them for many reasons: To improve your appearance. To reduce the strain on the teeth at either side of the missing tooth. To prevent the neighbouring teeth from leaning into the resulting gap and altering the bite. To prevent gum disease and tooth decay due to accumulation of food in the gap. Having said all this, remember that your oral health is always connected to your overall health. Neglecting to correct even minor gaps in your teeth will have an effect on how you smile and interact with other people. So consult now with a cosmetic dentist to get a complete and confident...

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