What is a Dental Bridge

What is a Dental Bridge?
Losing a tooth is by far one of the problems that most people go to the dentist for. If you are suffering the loss of one or more teeth, you know very well what it is like to feel the problems that are a consequence of this tooth loss on your skin. The absence of teeth disturbs everything from chewing to phonetics, including aesthetics. Additionally, the space lost by a missing tooth is a reason for other teeth to move towards this space, and a missing tooth, even in the back of your mouth, can cause your front teeth to move as well, which will damage your smile and can cause problems with your oral health.

That is, if you’ve lost one of your back teeth, it’s possible that you haven’t sought treatment for a long time simply because the problem doesn’t appear, after all, it can’t be seen. Well, if the missing tooth was in the front, you would certainly look for the dentist as soon as possible, because the “damage” in the appearance of someone who loses a tooth in the front is visible.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve lost one of your anterior (front) or posterior (back) teeth, the space left by the lost tooth will make the other teeth move and this movement will generate inflammation in the gums, TMJ dysfunction (by chewing more on one side), and the loss of other teeth.

There is no shortage of treatment options in modern cosmetic dentistry to treat the loss of one or more teeth, and the fixed bridge is just one of them. What’s the best option? Simple, the best for you! In fact, each case is different and from the aesthetic and oral health aspects to the financial ones, including the issue of time and availability to carry out the treatment, it is possible that the fixed bridge fits perfectly in your situation.

This decision is up to you and your dentist, but the fixed dental bridge is a great option for many people.

What is a dental bridge?

The fixed bridge is a prosthesis made of two or more teeth united in a prosthesis that is produced in a laboratory, and can be made of zirconia or porcelain, with or without metal base. The void left by the missing tooth is filled by this prosthesis, which is fixed to your teeth through cementation on the teeth next to the space left by the missing teeth or on a dental pin. As the piece is connected between neighboring teeth, it is called a bridge and the teeth or pins that support the bridge are called pillars.

The pillars are support bases and deserve your attention when choosing a fixed bridge. As we have just discussed, the fixed bridge is not just a tooth produced in the laboratory, but a set of two or more teeth (usually three teeth) that will always be joined in a kind of “block” that, in order to be strong and reliable, it is necessary that be well-fixed to the pillars and this is where your choice of pillars is fundamental.

The fixed bridge is cemented onto your natural teeth, which are prepared to “fit” under the fixed bridge prosthesis and are then cemented to the pillar teeth to form a solid bond.