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 bridge can be supported by natural teeth, implants, or a combination of both.
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.
Consult with our dentists about the different options for your treatment plan.