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Understanding Dental Bridges Procedure

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Dental Bridges And What That Means For You

If ever you find yourself having issues with your teeth, then you might find yourself in need of a bridge. There are three different types of dental bridges and depending on what you need done will determine which of the three you might need. Of course, your dentist will be able to help you with that and determine which is the best way for you to go. As you read on, you’ll learn more about the three and hopefully clear up any confusion on what that means for you in terms of procedure and how each are done.

Why Would I Need A Bridge And Who Gets Them?

While people wind up getting a bridge for different reasons, there is not a specific person or type of person that winds up requiring them at some point. This is to say that the requirements for a bridge doesn’t fall under a specific age, gender, or other category to become a requirement. Any person of any age can have one done and a dental office visit will allow you to learn about all your options and which one will be best for you should you need one.

Now you’re probably wondering what would happen that might cause you to need a bridge. Depending on the teeth missing and what types of repairs need to be done, you might be a great candidate for needing a bridge. In most cases, those who require bridges are done so to prevent other problems such as a speech impediment caused by the missing teeth. Sometimes if a dentist can avoid it, they may use caps in placement of a bridge, but that also depends on the condition of the teeth surrounding the area that might need a bridge.

Types Of Dental Bridges And How They’re Done

There are three different types of dental bridges that a person can get. The first one is a traditional fixed bridge, the second is a cantilever bridge and the third is a Maryland bonded bridge. Each bridge does something serves a different purpose and works based on the condition of the patients mouth and which can be more beneficial to them. When it comes to a traditional bridge which is the most common in dental practices, this bridge is done by making a filler tooth that is then placed with crowns and fills in where the missing teeth are. This type of bridge can be used when there are healthy teeth in the mouth that can be used on either side of the bridge.

A cantilever bridge is when there are only healthy teeth on one side that can be supported. Then a crown and cap can be placed on that side of the tooth and fixed in place of the missing teeth. In some cases, this type of dental bridge can also be used if there are no teeth on either side of the healthy teeth. This type relies on force from the other teeth helping to hold the bridge in place. A lot of precautions must be placed on this type when it comes to placement to not risk displacing other teeth or causing other dental issues.

With the final type of bridge (Maryland Bonded), are usually used when it comes to replacing and fixing front teeth that are missing. In this case, the framework of the tooth is made of metal using porcelain and then fused to metal teeth. In this case, a type of wing is created which will then allow the new teeth to be put in to place and held by wings that connect behind the healthy teeth. This option may be a bit more preferred as it doesn’t require the reshaping or teeth or the use of crowns on the surrounding teeth.