The dental bridge procedure is a dental procedure in which a temporary or permanent bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. The procedure usually involves an examination of your mouth and the treatment of gum disease and tooth decay. It also involves taking measurements and filing down the healthy teeth on either side of the gap to create a mold of the missing tooth or teeth. After the bridge is made, you will need several more visits to ensure it fits properly.
Choosing between a resin bonded bridge or a metal-clad dental implant is a good choice when the adjacent teeth can remain undamaged. This type of dental bridge requires less preparation of the neighboring teeth and is typically reserved for replacing front teeth. Before deciding on the best dental bridge option, your dentist will explain the benefits and risks associated with each. Listed below are some benefits of both types. A video tutorial is available to show you the procedure.
A dental bridge can be used to replace missing teeth that have resulted from an injury, disease, or decay. The artificial tooth is attached to the surrounding teeth and secured using dental crowns. It looks like a real tooth and provides a stable bridge between healthy teeth. This procedure can prevent many dental issues that can occur when a tooth is missing. For instance, a missing tooth can cause the other teeth to shift out of alignment and lead to problems like gum disease and TMJ disorder.