If you are missing single or number of teeth between other healthy or restorable teeth which have not yet intruded upon the empty space among them you might be a good candidate for getting a dental bridge.
Why you should get a dental bridge?
When a tooth or teeth is lost around it tips and moves in the direction of the space previously engrossed by the lost tooth or teeth. Actually the shifting of the teeth change the ways of force made to the surviving teeth, their roots and the jaws while chewing. These undirected forces creates tooth movement and permit the teeth which is used to chew with the missing tooth or teeth to move up or down out of their sockets into the empty space. Dental bridges can help to correct the gap as well as enhance your chewing ability and talking and stop the crumple of your facial features which can make untimely wrinkles and age lines.
Kinds of Dental Bridges
There are basically 4 kinds of dental bridges:
- Traditional dental bridges in between of the teeth of each side of the empty space are prepared for dental crowns and a dental bridge is made comprising a tooth between them to "bridge" the gap.
- A resin tied "Maryland" dental bridge, where the fractured tooth is combined to metal bands which can be fixed to the back area of the teeth on every side of the blank gap.
- A cantilever dental bridge is done where teeth having on only one side of the blank gap.
- An implant for dental bridge is recommended to them who are having no adjacent teeth to proceed as anchors for the dental bridge.
The traditional dental bridge is the strongest which is basically applied to replace back teeth where the forces of chewing and grinding are strongest. The resin fixed "Maryland" dental bridge is the most traditional and decreases the amount of tooth to prepare. The Cantilever dental bridge usually restores one tooth where more force than a "Maryland" dental bridge can provide is needed. The dental implant hold dental bridge is the most adaptable and provides force opponent to the traditional bridge. It is also generally more costly to place and restore. Implant hold dental bridges also need good bone quality and density to be used.