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What are the three types of dental bridges?
Types of dental bridges
There are three types of dental bridges that are commonly used today
Traditional fixed bridge – This is the most common type of dental bridge, in which porcelain crowns are placed over the two surrounding teeth and used as anchors to hold the prosthetic tooth in place. The false tooth is usually made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
Cantilever bridge – A cantilever bridge is used when teeth are present on only one side of the gap. These are used typically in areas of your mouth that doesn’t experience an intense chewing load, such as your front teeth.
Resin-bonded bridge – In a resin-bonded bridge, metal bands are bonded to the surrounding teeth with resin and used to hold a plastic false tooth in place. This type of bridge is typically used in areas of the mouth that undergo less stress, such as the front teeth.
How is a dental bridge fitted?
At bridge will require a minimum of two visits, due to the intricacy of preparing a permanent device. At the first visit, the adjoining teeth are prepped for the crowns by having some of the enamel removed. A highly accurate impression is taken and sent to a laboratory, where the permanent bridge will be created.
You’ll typically wear a temporary bridge for a few weeks until the permanent one is ready. Then, it will be placed, checked, and cemented. In some cases, your dentist may want to adhere the bridge temporarily so your teeth and tissue can adjust, and permanently cement it at a later appointment.
At the second visit, the temporary bridge is removed and the new bridge received from the laboratory is fitted and adjusted. Multiple visits may be necessary to check and adjust the fit.