If teeth are missing in the mouth, a dental bridge is used to restore the resulting gaps. The dental bridge is generally a false tooth, which is made of porcelain that fills the gap and is supported by adjacent teeth or implants.
One of the most important technique in the placement of a dental bridge is to create an illusion that the missing tooth emerges from gum just a natural tooth. Mesa Dental uses its state-of-art technique in gum plantation and our in-house implantologist can combine to ensure that no-one will know that you ever had a missing tooth.
TYPES OF DENTAL BRIDGES:
1. Traditional Fixed Dental Bridge
This is the “false tooth” which is fixed between two porcelain crowns to fill the gap left by a missing tooth. There are two crowns holding it in place attached onto your teeth side of the false tooth. This type of dental bridge can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.
2. Cantilever Dental Bridge
A cantilever dental bridge is used when teeth are less stressed such as your front teeth. A cantilever dental bridge is when the false tooth is only supported on one side. The result is aesthetic but has the benefit that fewer teeth have to be treated.
3. Resin Bonded Dental Bridges / Maryland Dental Bridge
This type of dental bridge is almost used for your front teeth. For fitting of this type of dental bridge minimal or no preparation is required. The “false tooth” is fixed to metal or ceramic “wings” that are bonded very firmly to the supporting or “abutment” teeth with resin. The wings are hidden from view so that only the porcelain, which appears just like an original tooth, is visible.
4. Implant Supported Dental bridges
Implants are modern technique to replace the missing teeth. An implant is placed in the bone where the tooth root wood have originally been. When it is fixed to the bone it can be restored with individual crowns or, when more than one tooth is missing, with an implant supported dental bridge. Even if you have no teeth in one or both jaws, implants can be placed and an implant supported dental bridge securely fixed.