Dental bridge is a type of prosthesis used in
cases of tooth loss in the mouth. It is also considered as a fixed prosthesis.
In this case the bridges are fixed in the mouth with cement, type adhesives.
When we say bridge, we are talking about a structure consisting of at least two
legs and one trunk. That is, bridges consist of three or more teeth. This
application is applied successfully in our Side Dental Center clinic. So how
many types of bridges can be made and what exactly are they?
In this type of bridge, the solid teeth on both
sides of the lost or pulled tooth are thinned a little and used as a support
for the bridge. Prostheses fixed on these feet are extremely useful and
This bridge, also called the Maryland bridge,
is made by adhering to neighboring teeth. The artificial tooth made instead of
the missing tooth is attached to the invisible back sides of the neighboring
teeth. The back surface of neighboring natural teeth is made rough and the
adhesive is added. Both sides of the artificial tooth are fixed bypassing these
ü The aim is to prevent the cutting of
healthy natural teeth and to perform bridging.
Since it is not very good in terms of adhesion
and fixation, it is not recommended to be applied to the back teeth in the
chewing tasks. Even if applied, the usage time will be very short.
Implant-supported bridges, which are a method
used in multiple tooth loss, are increasing their prevalence today. It does not
require cutting of teeth because implants screwed into the jawbone are used as
bridge pillars. The implanted bridge is a very suitable remedy, especially in
cases where there are no adjacent teeth or when supporting teeth are weak.
However, in order to place an implant, the jaw
bone structure must be suitable for this. This issue is a situation that your
dentist will consider. If implant planning is to be made, it will be
appropriate to examine the amount and structure of the bone by performing
dental tomography beforehand.
Information about bridge dental materials are
listed as follows:
ü Metal-supported porcelain material
in bridge tooth construction,
ü Zirconium supported porcelain
ü Full metal material,
ü Solid Zirconium,
ü Materials such as gold.
These bridge dental materials are made of the
bridge, and they are placed in the cavity formed in the mouth due to tooth
loss, with the support of the surrounding teeth.
The care of the dental bridge is not much
different from the care that should be applied to the natural teeth of the
patient. Oral and dental care should be paid attention and should not be
disrupted. If the area around the bridge is not sufficiently cleaned, there may
be decay in the area concerned. Therefore, it is necessary to clean the area
around the bridge with care materials such as dental floss.
ü A very aesthetic appearance can be
obtained, and in terms of functionality very successful and reliable results
are obtained, too.
ü Low cost.
ü Practical and quick operation.
The advantages and disadvantages of both should
be considered when choosing an implant or a bridge tooth for those who have a
single tooth deficiency. In addition, the risks that may arise according to the
patient's mouth structure, and the criteria such as which procedure the tooth
structure is more suitable for should be evaluated. The advantages of implant
teeth are more than bridge teeth. However, which one is better varies from
patient to patient.
The steps followed by specialist dentists to
apply bridge teeth are as follows:
ü In the first stage, anesthesia is
ü For the bridge tooth, the teeth are
cut and brought to a suitable structure.
ü The necessary measurements of the
reduced teeth are taken for the bridge tooth.
ü A temporary set of bridges is
ü During the temporary bridge tooth
use, the actual bridge teeth are designed in accordance with the tooth size.
ü The patient is invited for the last
appointment, and the real bridge teeth are placed in accordance with the
patient's intraoral dimensions and adhered with medical adhesive.
With these steps, the bridge tooth construction
is completed. The use of bridge teeth is made for a long time and tooth
sensitivity is eliminated with dental bridge. The advantages of completing the
treatment in short periods of 2 appointments and correcting the damaged teeth,
removing the non-aesthetic appearance caused by tooth loss are achieved.
Temporary bridge tooth; They are flimsy bridges
that are easily prepared by dentists and can be applied in a laboratory
environment. It does not contain solid ingredients. Temporary bridge teeth are
not preferred for those who need long bridges and will have their back teeth
bridged. It is necessary to be very careful in its use. The structures of
temporary bridge teeth are very fragile.
If you want to get professional service about
dental bridge, contact Side Dental Center immediately.