Dental bridges can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. Adjacent teeth are used to support the missing teeth. To make a bridge, the dentist reduces the side teeth that are going to be used for support and then crowns are made over them. Fixed bridges are durable and long lasting. The advantage is that a bridge is more cost effective and will not normally come out. The disadvantage is that if anything happens to one of the abutments (supporting teeth); the entire bridge may be lost. Also, reshaping the abutment teeth makes them more likely to require a root canal treatment. Consult us for queries on tooth supported bridge treatment in Delhi, India.
Tooth Supported Bridge
- A large cavity to be filled
- Lost a large filling
- Undergone a root canal therapy
- Is chipped or broken
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge literally ‘bridges' the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A dental bridge is supported by natural teeth or implants. It can be made of either All Ceramic, Metal-Ceramic or Gold.
- It is fixed to your supporting teeth and cannot be removed.
- Restore your smile.
- Restore your ability to properly chew and speak.
- Maintain the shape of your face.
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth.
- Prevent the remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
How long do they last?
It is important to maintain a good oral hygiene, diet with regular dental check-ups. By doing so a high quality bridge can last 10-15 years or longer.