Fixed Dental Bridges
If for any reason a tooth is removed, you will be left with toothless gums or space. It is essential to fill this space as soon as possible to avoid complications. Restoration of a missing tooth with a fixed bridge is needed to restore function and aesthetics.
If this space is not immediately treated, the teeth surrounding the gap begins to drift or tilt, creating a whole chain reaction of problems like difficulty in biting and jaw joint problems. Also, a tilted tooth hinders future placement of tooth restoration.
If a lower tooth is removed, the opposing tooth (upper, in this case) starts to move down until it is lost as well.
Choose the best treatment for you
There are various types of dental treatments available depending on whether you are restoring teeth, or aiming to make them more aesthetically pleasing, or aiming to straighten them, or all of the above. Come see the dentist at Milltown dental clinic and we will thoroughly analyse your situation, and suggest the best type of treatment to suit you.
- Removable partial denture
- Dental implants
Dental Implants are the best solution for missing teeth.
If you are thinking about getting a fixed dental bridge, why not come into our clinic and speak with us today! We offer a free consultation, whereby you can ask us any questions that you may have. Some of the Advantages of getting a fixed dental bridge are listed below
- A dental bridge can enhance your appearance so that there aren’t any gaps in between teeth.
- Fixed bridges appear like natural teeth.
- It prevents adjacent teeth from tilting or drifting.
- It can improve the aesthetic appearance of the adjacent teeth used as abutments.
- It is fixed, unlike removable partial dentures.
Some of the disadvantages of getting a fixed dental bridge are listed below. As mentioned, the best long term solution for missing teeth is Dental Implants, this is for numerous reasons.
- Unlike dental implant, it involves removal of healthy tooth structures to adjacent teeth which increases the risk of decay and endodontic problems to abutments.
- It doesn’t replace the tooth root; thus stimulation to bone is lost which causes bone regression.
- It requires meticulous maintenance.
- Dental bridge eventually needs replacement.
Ensure Veneers are the right option for you
Its advised to come and speak with our dental team to ensure you get the best treatment for you. Each treatment has its pros and cons, and we can help you make the right decision.
Traditional Bridge: It involves replacing a missing tooth in between two natural teeth. A traditional bridge is made of either porcelain fused to metal or all porcelain.
Porcelain fused to metal dental bridge is used to replace a back tooth wherein strength support from metal is needed to resist chewing forces.
All porcelain is necessary in replacing a front tooth wherein aesthetics is important. It doesn’t have a metal that could appear as black line near the gums.
Cantilever Bridge: It is used to replace a missing tooth when there is adjacent tooth on only one side. This type of dental bridge is not recommended to replace a back tooth because it cannot resist chewing forces and is prone to breakage.
Maryland Bonded Bridge: Is commonly used to replace a front tooth. It doesn’t require removal of tooth structures to adjacent teeth. A porcelain tooth is used to fill the gap and is attached using a metal or resin wing bonded to the back of adjacent teeth. The drawback is it cannot be placed as a replacement of the back tooth because it is prone to breakage.