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Dental Bridges

In dentistry a bridge is a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or teeth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.

Unlike dentures, a bridge will be fixed in your mouth. Bridges is usually created from precious metal (golds, alloys, etc.) and porcelain or in some situation porcelain alone.Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. The teeth supporting the bridge is called “abutment teeth” Installing bridges will require more than a one visit to your dentist (2 or 3 visits minimum).

A bridge can be use if you’re missing one or more teeth. A missing tooth not only be an inconvenience for chewing, eating, speaking and damaging your smile; the empty space from missing tooth (teeth) can eventually cause the rest of your teeth to rotate or shift into the gaps, which may result in a bad bite. The missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders (TMD).

Dental Bridges Benefits

Bring you nice smile and maintaining your mouth shape

Restore properly chewing and speak ability

Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth

Prevent your teeth to rotate or shift out of position

Prevent a bad bite, gum disease or TMJ disorder (TMD)

How long dental bridges can last?

While bridges & crowns can last a lifetime, they require to maintain a good oral hygiene. Keeping your gums and teeth healthy, regular Brushing with fluoride toothpaste after a meal, flossing, see your dentist and hygienist regularly are required for long lasting bridges. A bridge can lose its support if you don’t take a good care of it, or if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged.

Common Types of Dental Bridges

Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge. Traditional bridges use crown or implant on either side of the missing tooth and filling the gap in between with a dummy tooth (pontic) . Traditional bridges are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.

Cantilever bridges is not very common any more and is not recommended in the back of the mouth. This type of bridges used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.

Maryland bonded bridges or Resin-retained bridge ( resin-bonded bridge ) replacing a missing tooth that relies for its retention on a composite resin cement. They are made of porcelain, porcelain and metal, or plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal or porcelain framework. Metal or porcelain wings on each side of the bridge will bonded to your existing teeth. The whole restoration is thus a porcelain fused to metal restoration

Diamond Dental Clinics offer various dental services include bridges and crown using highest quality material, latest technologies, top of the line expert dentist and lowers cost all around Toronto and GTA.

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