Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Dental Bridge


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A bridge, also known as a fixed prosthetic devices and can only be removed by a dentist. Dental bridges actually bridge the gap and recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to shift or rotate into the empty spaces. In addition to bad bite, the imbalance causes by missing teeth can lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Bridges used to adjacent teeth or implants surrounding the empty spaces. Abutments teeth work as a anchors for the bridges and can be natural or dental implants. A typical bridge consists of two crowns and a false tooth that the false tooth in between the anchoring teeth is called pontic. Based on the location of the missing tooth, its function, cost and aesthetic considerations, you can choose materials for bridges and dentist can help you decide. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, ceramic or a combination of these materials, but porcelain or ceramics can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. A bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth/teeth the bridge can fit over it property, teeth and then the dentist will take an impression to provide an exact mold for the bridge.


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