Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

Dr. Amruta Gotkhinde is well Qualified in Orthodontics & Dental care. Her expertise is invisible orthodontics without compromising the function of teeth.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
dental crowns and bridges in Hadapsar

Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Different Types of Dental Bridges Available?

Yes. Our offices specialize in four main types of dental bridges: traditional dental bridges, Cantilever bridges, Maryland bridges, and implant-supported bridges. Traditional dental bridges are the ones involving crowns on either side of the gap. A Cantilever bridge is similar, except it only needs the support of a crown on one side. A Maryland bridge doesn’t need a dental crown for support because it’s held in place by a framework that’s bonded on the back of the adjacent teeth without needing to file them down. An implant-supported bridge is what it sounds like: it uses dental implants for support instead of dental crowns. Our dentist will determine which type of bridge works best for your needs.

What Are the Benefits of an Implant-Supported Bridge?

An implant-supported bridge is considered less invasive than other options, as it doesn’t require us to alter the structure of any adjoining natural teeth or their enamel. You’ll be able to chew and speak normally while improving the appearance of your smile and your oral health. Because dental implants replace your natural tooth roots, they stimulate bone growth and prevent future bone loss. You also won’t have to worry about dental crowns becoming worn or your adjacent teeth loosening over time. Many patients prefer the look and feel of an implant-supported bridge over a removable partial denture because it feels more comfortable and secure.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for an Implant Bridge?

If your missing teeth are adjacent and you have enough healthy jawbone to support dental implants, you may be an ideal candidate for an implant bridge. For the best results, you should have any gum disease or tooth decay issues treated first. It’s also recommended that you quit smoking and commit yourself to keeping up with proper oral hygiene to remain in good oral health during recovery and after.

Does an Implant-Supported Bridge Require Special Care?

You should care for your implant-supported bridge just like your natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing and keeping up with dental check-ups will still be important. We may suggest using a special kind of water flosser or a smaller toothbrush to clean the area between your gum and the bridge.

How Long Do Tooth-Supported Fixed Bridges Typically Last?

Traditional dental bridges usually need a replacement every 5-15 years, depending on the level of patient care. However, a tooth-supported fixed bridge can last up to two decades or even longer.

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