A dental bridge is an oral prosthetic that replaces any missing teeth. It is also a superb substitute for implants, and it can be fabricated within a relatively short period of time. Most bridges are manufactured by using a Zirconium. A zirconia bridge is considered a top quality type of bridge which is stronger and durable. Visually appealing as compared to other types of bridges it has excellent aesthetics. Bridge’s longevity is averaged to be 20 years or longer.
A dental bridge is non-removable and considered a fixed appliance that patients quickly become accustomed to. They are an excellent choice for patients who do not favor removable appliances such as partial dentures. The advantages of acquiring a dental bridge include the following:
To ensure the stability of the bridge, the adjacent teeth are prepared accordingly to support the missing dentition. Special oral care at home is required to maintain the positive oral flora and the health of the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the mouth. Impeccable home care will protect the bridge and its functionality for decades, and many patients never find the need to have their bridges replaced.
There are specific requirements for a bridge placement, and those include the following:
The patient’s candidacy for a dental bridge begins with the initial exam and evaluation when the full set of X-rays is taken along with comprehensive exam. The diagnostic impressions are often acquired to ensure proper analysis of the patient’s oral status, and all options of dental treatment are presented at that time.
Dental bridges have been used as a method of treatment for many years. They are affordable and provide beautiful smiles along with functionality of the mouth. They are often favored by patients when the anterior teeth are missing either because of trauma, genetics or lack of aesthetics. With proper care, they restore people’s confidence and the ability to interact with their peers. They can be fabricated within two visits and typically can be installed quickly with minimal discomfort to the recipient.