What are dental bridges and how do they work?

February 24, 2019

Have you witnessed a gap between your teeth and are wondering what can you do about it? Well, you don’t have to worry any more. There are a ton of solutions available to solve this problem and one of the most effective ones, as recommended by the experts at Distinctive Dental Care, are dental bridges.

What is a Dental Bridge?

Dental bridges, as their name suggests, are used to bridge the gap between two or more teeth. They sit as additional layers on top of natural teeth or artificially attached teeth or even dental moulds.

Their main job is to ensure that the gap between your teeth gets reduced to its naturally safe margin and you are able to enjoy the benefits of having naturally aligned teeth.

Dental Bridge Placement

The ideal procedure includes determining why do you exactly need the bridge. This would include going over decisions such as how many teeth are misaligned what would be the size and depth of the bridge you want to use. Furthermore, you will decide whether the teeth upon which the bridge will be fit, have the structural integrity required to carry the bridge or whether you will need dental caps.

Then, your teeth are cleaned thoroughly over one sitting. Once the teeth have been cleaned and the dentist is sure that the minimum required level of hygiene has been attained, the dentist will give you anaesthesia and record the shape of the teeth the bridge will be fit upon. Later on, this very measurement is sent to a laboratory to get the dental bridge made. Over a few more sittings, the bridge will be fit into its right place.

Pain Level During and After the Procedure

The process is not as complex as a root canal and requires precision on the side of the dentist. The level of pain you will go through will be minimal, since the dentist will be using anaesthesia to ensure that the pain level is minimal or bearable.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

A few benefits of dental bridges are:

  1. They help you in the recovery of your natural chewing rhythm.
  2. They give you a confident smile.
  3. The face of your shape remains intact.
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