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Dental Bridge

Fixed Dental Bridge

A fixed dental bridge is a dental appliance that replaces one or more natural missing teeth, thereby "bridging" the space between two teeth.

Fixed dental bridges are cemented into place next to the ( abutment teeth) surrounding teeth on either side of the space. Unlike removable partial dentures, fixed bridges cannot be taken out of the mouth by the patient.

A fixed dental bridge is a device that typically consists of three units, (a pontic) a false tooth fused between two crowns that are cemented onto the abutment teeth. Fixed dental bridges are made of metal and porcelain or sometimes just porcelain.

The Benefits of a Dental Bridge

  • A dental bridge lets you almost forget you have missing teeth
  • It can improve the way you look, bite, chew and speak
  • The teeth can be matched to the colour of your own teeth
  • A bridge can last many years, if you keep it clean and if there is no accidental damage.
  • Natural teeth are protected from wear and tear, and from moving or tilting out of line, which could cause your teeth to bite together correctly.

Resin Retained Dental Bridge

A resin retained dental bridge is way of replacing missing teeth and is literally stuck into place. The missing tooth (pontic) has wings attached and is then cemented onto the natural tooth or teeth.

The resin retained dental bridge is a good treatment option for many missing teeth as it is relatively cheap when compared to alternatives such as dental implants, requires little or no damage to the surrounding teeth during preparation for placement, and it is well tolerated by patients.

One major advantage of the resin retained dental bridge over a conventional dental bridge is the failure mode is likely to be debonding of the retainer rather than complete fracture of the abutment tooth. With a resin retained dental bridge the prosthesis can usually be cleaned off and rebonded in position with minimal inconvenience to the patient.

The missing tooth is usually made from dental porcelain. The whole restoration is thus porcelain fused to metal restoration which is less destructive.

Fixed Bridge

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