The dental bridge is intended to replace one or more missing teeth. The decks are fixed in the sense that they are cemented on the support teeth or in some cases are mounted on implants located in the immediate vicinity of the missing teeth.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO REPLACE THE MISSING TEETH?
In addition to the aesthetic advantage, replacement of missing teeth will give you the ability to chew and speak normally. In addition, if you neglect the vacant space resulting from tooth loss, the other teeth may move to take the empty place. This displacement of the entire teeth can cause a vicious bite that leads to problems with the mandible. In the case of displaced teeth, hygiene can become problematic, so it is more susceptible to gum disease and caries, so the risk of their loss is increased.
TREATMENT WITH DENTAL BRIDGE
Usually, it takes several visits to the dentist to complete a dental bridge. During the first visit, support teeth are prepared: usually left and right tooth missing. This makes room for the crowns that will slide on the support teeth. These crowns will also support the replacement tooth.
In the next step, take the fingerprint of the support teeth and send it to a dental laboratory where the deck is to be produced. Finally, a temporary dental restraint is fixed to protect both the support teeth and the space between them.
In a later visit, the permanent deck is fixed which is adjusted in place until it fits perfectly for optimal functionality. If the deck is reasonably suited, the dentist will permanently climb the deck.
WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS FROM TREATMENT WITH DENTAL BRIDGE?
After completing the work, the patient may feel some discomfort for a few days, slight pain when biting or increased sensitivity to thermal changes. Following the dentist’s advice, you can resort to analgesics that are released without a prescription, for example ibuprofen, to relieve pain. If the symptoms persist for more than a few days, go to the dentist.
CLEANING OF A DENTAL BRIDGE
Duration of dental bridge resistance depends largely on the quality of the material used as well as on oral hygiene, diet and general health of teeth and gums. Ask your dentist for brushing and correct use of the dental floss.