Dental Bridge Work

Dental bridge work includes the making of a false tooth, known as a Pontic, to supplant one that is lost. Many types of dental bridges include the resin bonded bridge, cantilever, and fixed bridge. Two capped teeth hold the Pontic in place.

Type of Bridge Work

Partial dentures can be removed; however a dental bridge is a fixed one which can’t be removed easily by the wearers, as it is completely attached to the mouth. For front teeth, bridge work of the resin bond type is used. A cantilever type could be applied on the top side teeth as well as, is mainly used when just one part of the losing teeth has another tooth alongside it in excellent condition, because it is developed to be attached to only one tooth. This type of work is mainly considered as cosmetic dentistry, due to the fact that dental bridge work is done for correcting unattractive appearance.  As per some research, missing teeth can prompt quicker gum problem, and tooth decay. Also, the alignment of other teeth can also get disturbed due to missing teeth.

Choosing color of the teeth

It is very important to choose the appropriate tooth color before performing this type of cosmetic dentistry. However, the dentist will assist you in choosing the correct one. Most of the people think that they are getting yellow color instead of white, without even thinking about the true color of their teeth. It nettles people to know that people with perfect white teeth are very rare. Also, the skin tone as well as the eye color of the person should be considered as well. There is a thin line between the white and the shades of white. So please listen to your dentist, as he is the one who knows which one will suit you the best.

Bottom Line

The dental bridge work usually takes 2 sessions. The person’s teeth might be sensitive to hot and cold foods for a couple of weeks after the completion of the work, and he should take care of dental hygiene to stay away from any kind of infection. The dentist will file down the edges of adjoining teeth for preparing for the bridge, then he will take impressions as well; so that the crown can be fitted. The age of dental bridge is between 5 to 10 years; however, maintaining hygiene is the key to make them last longer.