Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a construction designed to replace missing teeth. It is made of a metal core covered with porcelain. There are also metal-free bridges.

Bridge Treatment Explained:

The dentist first files down the teeth on both sides of the gap in preparation to carry the bridge.

An impression of the prepared teeth is then taken and sent to the dental technician. The technician designs the bridge to fit exactly on top of the prepared teeth.

The bridge is then cemented onto the prepared teeth and the gap is closed. The bridge's life span depends on the quality of the materials in the bridge and the state of the supporting teeth. Studies show that a bridge can last between ten and fifteen years or more.

Careful cleaning of the bridge margins and the surrounding gums is necessary to prevent dental caries or gum disease from developing under the bridge.