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Facing the problem of missing teeth? Dental Bridges are an option to replace missing teeth. Dental Bridges are used when one or more teeth are missing, leaving gaps in between the existing teeth. The missing tooth or teeth are replaced by artificial teeth (pontics) attached to a dental crown on each end of the bridge. These false teeth are cemented into place and function as if they were your natural teeth.

Bridges are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold alloys (porcelain fused to precious metals), ceramic, and metal-ceramic. The material used for your bridge is determined by a number of factors, the most important being your tooth color and the appearance you wish to achieve. According to Dr. Neetu and Vndana, “Missing teeth is a serious matter.” If the tooth is not replaced on time, other teeth can drift out of position and cause bite issues and tooth decay.

There are many kinds of dental bridges available.

1: Traditional/Conventional Bridges: For traditional bridges, the teeth next to a missing tooth must be shaped. The molded teeth are then covered with crowns and connected to an artificial tooth (called a pontic).

2: Maryland Bridge/resin Bonded: A Maryland bridge is made up of a metal or porcelain framework that is bonded to the back of the abutment teeth. These are perfect for your front teeth. Although they require less planning, they could not be as secure as traditional bridges for the same reason. A Maryland bridge is just like a standard bridge that can be used only if there is a natural tooth on either side of the gap left by the lost tooth.

3: Implant Supported Bridge: This kind of bridge is identical to a standard fixed bridge. The distinction is that dental implants are covered by retainer crowns rather than your original teeth.

How to Care for a Dental Bridge

Bridges don’t last forever, despite the terms “permanent” or “fixed” being used to describe them. Although they are not intended to be easily detachable, they will eventually wear out and need to be replaced.

You must do the following in order for your bridge to last as long as possible:

1. Maintain a good oral care regimen that includes regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing.

2. Eat fewer foods that are particularly tough, sticky, or hard.

3. Visit your dentist frequently for examinations and cleanings.

At East Boston Dental and Orthodontics, we have specialized dentists for any kind of dental issue, who deal with these dental issues with care and caution. Schedule an appointment with the best dental office in Boston.


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