Dental bridges help to bridge the gap created by a missing tooth. A bridge is a dental prosthetic which fills the gap created by the absent teeth. Dental bridges Miami provide structural support to the bite. A bridge is made up of two crowns one on each tooth on either side of the gap, the neighboring teeth provide support to the bridge. The bridge can be made of porcelain, gold, alloys, or a combination of these materials.
Let’s find out the benefits of bridges
- They restore your ability to chew
- They restore your smile
- They help to maintain the shape of your teeth
- They help the remaining teeth to stay in position
Types of Dental Bridges
Traditional bridges are one of the most common type of bridges used in dental practice. A crown is created for the implant on either side of the missing tooth and the pontic (fake tooth) is held in between. These dental crowns are also called abutments. Traditional bridges are used when you have real teeth on either side, bridges are strong in nature and can even replace molars. The only downside of the traditional bridge is that the adjacent tooth is cleared by removing enamel to make room for the crown.
Cantilever bridges are used when there is adjacent tooth on only one side of the missing tooth. In cantilever bridges, the dentist will prepare the adjacent tooth for the crown by removing enamel.
In the case of Maryland Bridges, the pontic is held in place with the help of porcelain or metal framework. You don’t need to clear the adjacent tooth as in Maryland bridges the crown is not needed. The downside of the Maryland Bridge is that they may not stay at a place as there is no support from the adjacent teeth. There are chances that the framework may get in the way when you bite.
When you have multiple teeths missing, it is advisable to go for Implant-Supported Bridges. Usually, porcelain or metal wings often on just one side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.
What is the process of getting dental bridges?
During your first visit to the dentist, he will prepare the abutment teeth. Preparation involves removing the enamel of adjacent teeth to make room for the crown. Impressions of the teeth are taken which help to take the adequate measurement for bridges, crown, pontic that are made in the lab. You need to wear a temporary bridge to protect the enamel.
In the second visit, the temporary bridge will be removed and the new metal or porcelain bridge is adjusted. Tooth bonding Miami uses the latest techniques to increase the life of your dental bridges.