Accidents can occur at any time of the day and it might cause you to lose an arm, limb or sometimes even a tooth. Having missing teeth matters so much to your smile that having it restored becomes the need of the hour.
Opting for a tooth bridge is an intelligent idea as it helps you cover up the gap in your tooth line. This is an elaborate the procedure as the teeth must be measured to create a new tooth to replace it. Also as soon as it fits in the old place, it makes it look as the natural teeth as it is available in three or four shades to fit your teeth color.
Different Types Of Tooth Bridge
A Traditional Fixed Tooth Bridge
In this type, the false tooth is anchored with 2 crowns that are supported by the natural teeth on either side where the bridge would be placed. To attain this, the dentist will sculpt and shape your teeth to reduce its size to create space for the crown and bridge.
This if once fixed cannot be removed and remains a tactic until the lifetime of the patient. This can also be fixed on the teeth with fillings as they act as the foundation for the teeth.
Bonded Tooth Bridge
This is also called as the resin bonded bridge which is inexpensive than the fixed variety. But everybody cannot opt for this bridge. If you have well maintained teeth around the area that needs the tooth bridge, then you can easily choose this option.
For those who have unhealthy teeth or teeth with big amount of fillings then they cannot opt for this kind of fillings. For those teeth which do not play a vital role in eating, this option is a wise one. This makes them perfect for the front row teeth. Usually this teeth bridge has metal bands, wings and resin cement to hold it and offer support for it.
This is the right choice for replacing your lost front teeth. This is applicable for those who have one tooth to support rather than two. This is long lasting in nature as the cantilever bridges are inexpensive options and are much reliable ones.
The Procedure Involved In Tooth Bridge
The dentist would require two components, such as the pontics or replacement tooth and dental crowns. The replacement tooth is fixed on the place where the tooth is missing and is attached with dental crowns on either side.
These crowns are fitted to the teeth nearby and implants. The pontics are made with different materials such as alloy, gold, porcelain or a blend of other materials. This also depends on the body nature and requirement of the patient.
Benefits Of Tooth Bridge
Tooth bridge helps to support all the activities such as speaking or eating. It also helps to chew and smile confidently.
It also helps you to regain the shape of your face and also improves the overall look and helps to maintain the position of the teeth from drifting to another position.