A bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth by a preparation pattern determined by the location of the teeth and by the material from which the bridge is fabricated. In other words, the abutment teeth are reduced in size to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in a correct alignment and contact with the opposing teeth.
The materials used for crowns and include gold, porcelain fused to metal, or in the correct situation porcelain alone. The amount and type of reduction done to the teeth varies slightly with the different materials used. Patients with such restorations should pay special attention to their oral hygiene to ensure the success and longevity of the tooth and prosthesis
What are the benefits of having Dental Bridges?
- Restore your smile
- Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distributes the forces in your bite by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position