Replacing one or more missing teeth has never been easier
A dental bridge is a prosthesis that replaces one or two missing teeth close to each other. This type of dental prosthesis is very common and exists today in a traditional form, i.e. on natural teeth, or in the form of a dental implant.
The main purpose of a bridge is to give a perfect smile, help with proper chewing and, in some cases, facilitate speech. Although tooth loss should not necessarily occur with age, if this is the case, lost teeth should be replaced to keep your mouth functioning properly and to safeguard the general appearance of your smile.
If you miss one or more teeth it will have an impact on your confidence and your oral health. Functionality and appearance are therefore very important reasons for considering a bridge. It will help support your lips and cheeks and prevent a missing tooth from affecting the appearance of your smile and making you look older. In addition, a bridge will also help your teeth work together to accomplish their many daily functions.
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A dental bridge is a device that fills the void where teeth are missing. Fixed bridges are glued on site and can only be removed by a professional such as Dr. Habra, while removable dentures as their name suggests, can be removed and cleaned by patients regularly. Fixed bridges inevitably offer more stability than their removable counterparts.
The traditional dental bridge (on natural teeth) can last from 5 to 25 years depending on your ability to maintain good dental hygiene and the initial quality of your teeth. On average, their longevity is estimated at around 10 years. It should be remembered that since traditional dental bridges are installed on natural teeth, they may, over time, also present signs of tooth decay such as cavities.
A bridge on a dental implant, on the other hand, offers a superb dentition, the ability to chew effectively and excellent strength without the need to cut two healthy teeth as required by the traditional dental bridge. The artificial tooth (or teeth) is then attached to a dental implant that is usually made of titanium, which acts as a root for the natural tooth and also helps to maintain bone mass within the gums. The dental implant bridge, therefore, offers additional benefits without causing some of the inconvenience of the traditional bridge. It is, however, a slightly more invasive procedure than it's counterpart.
Do you have questions about dental bridges on natural teeth or on implants? Are you wondering if this treatment could be right for you? Would you like to discover all your options for replacing a missing tooth? Do not hesitate to contact our team; we will take the time to answer all your questions and help you make the right decision.