Dental bridges are used for the replacement of one or more missing teeth. When a tooth is missing, the teeth on either side can rotate or move into empty spaces, which result in a misaligned bite. Also, the imbalance caused by missing teeth can lead to gum problems among other dental problems. The oral cavity works like a gear system, in which when one or more teeth are missing, everything begins to change not only aesthetically, but also functionally.
What are dental bridges?
Dental bridges are a fixed restorative prosthetic treatment indicated to restore the loss of one or more dental structures, restoring lost aesthetics and functionality. They are commonly tooth-supported, that is, they need to rest on other teeth for their placement, normally they are supported by two teeth called abutments and in the middle of these the space to be restored goes, these are fixedly attached to the abutment teeth by means of a cement special dental.
For the placement of a fixed bridge, the teeth adjacent to the space to be restored must be worn down to give them the shape of a stump and the dental bridge is fixedly cemented on these.
The dental bridge can also be supported by dental implants in cases where the edentulous space (without teeth) is wider, as well as being supported by the combination of dental structures and implants.
A traditional bridge is made by creating crowns for the teeth adjacent to the space where the dental pieces and pontics are needed to replace the missing teeth, in this way the bridge will be made up of the crowns placed on the abutment teeth and the pontics attached to the crowns, completely covering the empty area.
Dental bridges require the same construction process as individual dental crowns. In addition, the raw material is also the same, since porcelain bridges with zirconia or porcelain with noble metal can be created.
The noble metal as a sub-structure of dental bridges provides a strong resistance to traction given during the masticatory processes; however, zirconia has acquired an excellent reputation for quality and aesthetic results, and the technology embedded in zirconia is very advanced.
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