A dental bridge gaps the space between one or more missing teeth and helps prevent other teeth from shifting causing wider gaps. Depending on where the bridge is, it also provides a nicer smile and better ability to chew food.
Types of dental bridges
There are four types of dental bridges:
• Traditional bridges
• Cantilever bridges
• Maryland bridges
• Implant-supported bridges
Your dentists will advise you on which one will best suit your needs depending on where the missing tooth or teeth are.
Procedure of dental bridge
The procedure of having a dental bridge has several steps:
• A dentist will give you an exam
• You will have a mold made of your teeth
• Before the bridge is started you may need other procedures done such as a root canal or a buildup of a tooth core where the bridge will be attached
• Your bridge will be put in to make sure the fit is right
In order for your bridge to fit your needs and fit properly all these steps need to be done.
3 Possible problems with dental bridges
There are 3 possible problems with dental bridges:
1. Under the bridge or around the teeth holding the bridge could have more decay forming under the bridge.
2. The bridge may not fit properly from decay or that it was not fit properly from the beginning which could cause pain.
3. Unnatural looking compared to your natural teeth or caps the color or length or bite differs from your natural teeth.
Where to get more information on bridges
If you want more information on dental bridges you need to speak to your dentist at Brooklin Village Dental Care. They can examine your mouth and recommend which type of bridge will best suit your needs.