Dental bridges are used to replace one’s missing tooth. They usually are made of porcelain, ceramic, stainless metal, gold and silver. Unlike any other prosthetic devices that are removable, bridges are attached into the teeth and only a cosmetic dentist can remove them. They are placed to the part where the tooth is missing or to an implant that is surrounding the empty space. This part is called an abutment and serves as an anchor to the bridge. While, a Pontic or tooth replacement, is usually attached to the bridge that covers those abutments.
Dental bridges are used in replacing one or more teeth that are broken or is missing. Usually, there are three types of bridges: traditional, cantilever and resin-bonded bridges. The most common type that dentists use for dental bridge is the traditional bridge. The material that they used for most traditional bridges is porcelain, which is fused to the metal or ceramics.
Porcelain dental bridges are usually attached in accordance to the shade of the remaining teeth. It is formed to recreate the look of the natural tooth enamel that gives the bridge a strong base to rely upon. A porcelain dental bridge is a durable kind of bridge and can endure any hard food that you might eat, just like how your normal tooth functions. It also follows your tooth enamel with its shade that allows light to reflect as it does with your normal teeth.
Usually porcelain dental bridges make up by reducing the surface of your teeth through drilling so that it can bear the bridgework. It is mostly useful because it is very durable. It is also useful as it can replace your other tooth that doesn’t function anymore.
In taking care of your dental bridges, you should consider that it is one of your natural organic teeth. Brushing, flossing, regular check-ups with the dentist are recommended. You also need to consider cleaning the part that supports the bridge and underneath it with a dental floss.
Using these type of bridge may be considered generally safe; but there still post some risks in using it. Be sure to ask your San Jose cosmetic dentists how these procedures will impact your oral wellbeing before choosing this treatment. To learn more, call All Star Dental Office today!