Dental Bridges

Introduction: Dental bridges are used to bridge the gap between teeth and helps to enhance your
smile. A dental bridge is a false tooth , that is held in place by the abutment
teeth on either side of the gap. There are a wide variety of materials available
in the market; however, typically they’re made from porcelain to aesthetically
blend in with your natural teeth.
Dental bridge types
1. Conventional

2. Cantilever

3. Maryland dental bridge

4. Implant-supported dental bridge

What does a dental bridge cost?
There are many variables that can affect the price including:
 number of teeth needed to fill the gap
 materials used, such as composite resin, zirconia, or metal alloy
covered in resin
 complexity/difficulty of the placement
 additional treatments for other dental issues, such as gum disease

 geographic location
uses of dental bridge:
 restoring your smile
 restoring the ability to properly chew
 restoring your speech and pronunciation
 maintaining the shape of your face
 re-adjusting your bite to properly distribute the force when you chew
 preventing your remaining teeth from moving out of the correct

How to maintain your dental bridge?
 Be choosy about what you eat. Bridges are durable and can stand up to virtually
any food. However, eating a lot of hard foods is dangerous because they put a
bridge under a lot of pressure and may cause it to break or crack. Try to avoid
biting down on things like ice, jawbreaker candies, and bones.
 Watch out for signs of teeth grinding. Continually grinding or clenching your teeth
can strain your bridge and compromise its structural integrity over time.
 Visit your dentist regularly.

Q1. What are the uses of dental bridge?
They are used for the wide variety of purposes such as to fill the missing
tooth, restore your smile, protect the tooth from any form of damage, to
strengthen the weakened tooth structure.
Q2. How long the dental bridge lasts?
The dental bridge may last from time period ranging from 5-15 years, that
depends on variety of factors such as material from which it is made, level of
maintenance, structural integrity are some of the factors which affects it.

Q3. How painful is it to get a bridge done in your teeth?
The procedure of bridge fabrication is not painful as its done under the effect of local
anesthesia when the dentist performs reduction of your tooth structure, followed by your
dentist takes the measurement of the bridge which also a painless procedure.
Q4. What foods should you avoid with a bridge?
Hard foods require reasonable pressure to crush them, and this pressure can damage
or fracture the bridge's structure, and a replacement bridge would be required. So, you
should avoid foods like popcorn kernels, chips, raw carrots, and hard candies after
a dental bridge to make it lasts longer.