What you need to know about Dental Bridge

  • Useful Info   •   December 2nd, 2019

Teeth loss affects masticatory function, aesthetic appearance and speech, especially in the case of upper front teeth. A solution in this case is represented by dental bridge – a prosthetic dental work through which is performed the morphological restoration of the missing teeth from the dental arches or the remodeling of the teeth that have suffered major damage.

Parts of a dental bridge

  • at least 2 elements of aggregation – respectively dental crowns by means of which the fixation is made on the teeth. Dental bridge is recommended for partial edentation, meaning if one or more teeth are missing from the dental arch, but not all. If all the teeth on the arch are missing, dental bridge can only be made with the help of dental implants as support pillars.

  • body of the bridge – respectively the part that replaces missing teeth. The deck body is usually positioned between the aggregation elements, but can also be positioned outside them. Also, a bridge can have several bodies depending on the size of the restoration.

Functions of a dental bridge

  • Masticatory function: Dental bridge has the main role to compensate for the masticatory function of missing teeth. The permanent fixation of the dental bridges on the poles teeth allows the transmission of the masticatory forces along the root into the alveolar bone, which makes the whole mastication comfortable on the natural teeth and not on the gum.

  • Aesthetic function: Restoring the aesthetic function is for many patients the most important goal. The natural appearance depends very much on the materials from which the dental bridges are made, recommended being the ceramic ones on the zirconia frame.
  • Phonetic function: Unlike dental prostheses, dental bridges are slightly bulky fixed works, which allows returning to normal speech very quickly after the cementation stage, respectively in 1-2 days.

Advantages

  • The aggregation elements and the body of the bridge are not bonded after their making but are cast together for better strength.
  • Dental bridges have a natural appearance, require average costs and short treatment time.
  • Dental bridges repăresent a solution treatment for different dental conditions, such as:

    • Restoration of partial edentatives if there are enough teeth to support the work
    • Aesthetic and morphological restoration of teeth showing major damage, erosion, color changes, position or shape or with advanced degree of abrasion
    • Occlusion readjustment (patient’s bite)

If you want beautiful and healthy teeth do not wait too long to replace the missing ones. We are waiting for you at the Diana Smile Dental Clinic to identify the optimal treatment solution for you.

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