Professional Dental Bridge Treatment in Stoke On Trent
A Fixed Dental Bridge Offers A Perfect Solution To Missing Teeth
When it comes to potential dental treatments for repairing damaged teeth, fixed dental bridges are one of the most popular options. A fixed dental bridge is a permanent dental appliance that replaces a missing tooth or teeth. It is custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth and is attached to the adjacent teeth, known as abutment teeth. A fixed dental bridge offers many advantages to patients. Not only do they look great, but they are also totally secure and long-lasting. Dental bridges are the perfect option for those looking for a less-invasive alternative to dental implants. This course of dental treatment also helps strengthen the adjoining teeth.
What Is A Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge can make a real difference to a person’s life. Apart from dental implants, there are two main ways to replace missing or rotten teeth. The first option is with a removable false tooth or teeth – a partial denture. The second is with a fixed bridge.
A dental bridge is usually used when there are fewer teeth to replace or where the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base. A dental bridge gets its name due to the fact that it is anchored in place against two crowns on either side. These crowns are then placed on the existing teeth to form a bridge. If the dental bridge will show, porcelain is then bonded to the base. Sometimes, there are other non-precious metals used in the base to reduce the cost.
Benefits Of Having A Fixed Bridge
You should replace missing teeth for a number of reasons. Your appearance is one. Having a missing or rotten tooth can really dent a person’s confidence, particularly if it’s visible at the front of your mouth. A missing tooth could also have a negative impact on your speech, which could, in turn, affect your career, love life and personality.
Furthermore, the gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain on the teeth either side. Lastly, a gap can also mean your ‘bite’ is affected. Due to the teeth next to the space leaning into the gap, altering the way the upper and lower teeth bite together. This can then lead to food getting packed into the gap, which causes decay, halitosis and gum disease. By simply filling the gap your teeth will become easier to care for and ensure better oral health.
Fixed dental bridges are an affordable and convenient dental restoration option, especially when it comes to replacing one or more missing teeth. These bridges can also help improve your bite, speech, and even your smile. People with bridges usually experience a boost in self-confidence as well.
Fixed dental bridges are relatively easy to maintain, however, it is important to practice good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing, to prevent plaque buildup and gum disease. Regular dental check-ups are also important to prevent the bridge from becoming loose.
Of course their life expectancy depends on a number of factors (location in the mouth, general health of your teeth, etc) but they can give you much more of a natural look. For more details call 01782 848708 today or if you’re ready to book an appointment today click below.