A dental bridge is one of the most popular tooth replacement methods, used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge is a tooth replacement solution that restores missing teeth in a fixed way and is usually made of metal-ceramic material.
The bridge is a dental prosthesis that is inserted in place of the missing tooth and is held in place by two or more teeth. At both ends of the bridge there are crowns that hold the whole thing together. The so-called abutment teeth are trimmed by the doctor to prepare them for fitting and to change their shape. The prosthesis is then fitted to the teeth and fits between them.
The bridge is extremely durable and can last for decades with proper care. This solution has several advantages, such as the fact that it adapts very well to the teeth it is placed around. In addition, the bridge offers a spectacular result and a natural look.
However, bridges are not the ideal solution for everyone, as they are a bit more complicated to make than implants, for example. In addition, a dental bridge is not recommended if the aligners would damage healthy teeth. Ultimately, there are several options in dentistry for designing a dental bridge, and it is up to the doctor to decide which solution is best for the patient.
If you choose a dental bridge, you can ensure its longevity through regular dental care and dental checkups. Remember that a bridge is only one of the alternatives, and you should choose the tooth replacement solution that is best for you with the help of your doctor. If you have any further questions, please contact us at our dental office.