You have one or multiple missing teeth but dont have time for 2 visits for implant treatment? Since dental implants are the best solution for those cases, dental bridges are solid alternative to fix such issues.
A Dental Bridge is as the name suggests, a Bridge over the tooth/ teeth that are missing that anchors onto the teeth either side of the gap. The teeth either side of the gap are prepared in order to anchor the Bridge. A Dental Bridge is a fixed non-removable solution unlike a conventional Denture, which is removable. As a general rule, if you have a single tooth missing you will need a 3 Tooth Dental Bridge to close the gap. If you have 2 teeth missing next to each other you will need a 4 Tooth Dental Bridge and if you have three teeth missing along the same row you will need a 5 Tooth Dental Bridge. Simply count the number of teeth missing and add on an extra tooth/ Crown at each end to calculate the size of the Bridge needed. Although the Crowns are joined together to create the Bridge they will appear to the naked eye as individual teeth so the end result is natural in appearance.
Dental Bridge treatment has same procedure and treatment length as “Dental Crowns”. You can either choose Metal Fused or Zirconia Fused crowns for dental bridge.
Dental Bridge can be better alternative than implant in such cases like; not enough bone, misshaped gum, for patients already looking for “Hollywood smile” or “whole smile makeover” treatments.
Dental bridges resemble and act like your natural teeth. You should also brush your dental bridge when you brush your regular teeth. With proper oral hygiene, a dental bridge can last up to 10 years. The dentist will also prepare your jaw to receive the bridge, which may involve removing parts of enamel to facilitate the false tooth or teeth. Your dentist will also provide you with a temporary bridge to wear until your permanent prosthetic is ready.