Dr. Kadam's Dental Care

Bridges

Missing tooth/teeth can affect your facial appearance and your smile. Missing teeth also have serious adverse effects such as shifting of the teeth, change in occlusion (bite), temporomandibular joint disorder, speech impediments an increased risk for periodontal disease. It also increases the chances of tooth decay.

Dental bridges such as implants and partial dentures are generally used to replace missing teeth. There are many different types of fixed dental bridges. These include types such as conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and even resin-bonded bridges.

Conventional and cantilever bridges require the teeth to be shaped. Once this is done, dental crowns are then placed on the shaped teeth and then it is attached to an artificial tooth. 

On the other hand, resin-bonded bridge requires lesser preparation of adjacent teeth. It is generally used to replace front teeth, and is carried out only if the gums are healthy. The dentist also makes sure that the surrounding teeth do not have extensive dental fillings.

Dental Bridges procedures can be completed in 2 visits. Generally, during the first visit, the dentist examines the teeth carefully. Just before the treatment, a local anesthetic is also given to the client, so that the dentist can prepare the teeth required to support the bridge.

The next step involves the dentist to take an impression of the prepared teeth, which is done using a putty-like material, used to create a model of your teeth. Skilled lab technician fabricate the bridge based on the model provided to ensure that the prepared teeth best fits. It is absolutely important that your restoration fits perfectly to avoid tooth decay later.

Dental Bridges costs depend on various factors such as the location of the clinic, the experience of the dentist, material used in the bridge and the additional procedures (dental fillings and root canal) which may be required.

Dental Bridges lasts without any harm for a long duration ranging from 10 to 20 years. 

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