What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is the filling of gaps caused by one or more missing teeth using a bridge supported by healthy teeth. Dental bridges are a simple treatment method that has been widely used for years for missing teeth or gaps between teeth.
Why is a dental bridge placed?
To eliminate gaps between teeth.
To prevent deterioration of the jaw and facial anatomy due to tooth loss.
To eliminate the problem of difficulty chewing when eating.
To eliminate speech difficulties.
To prevent the natural teeth from shifting to the right, left, front and back around the missing tooth or teeth.
To protect the natural structure of the face and support the cheeks or lips.
How long does a dental bridge last?
The durability of the dental bridge is directly related to the person’s oral and dental care habits. Regular dental check-ups every 6 months and following the dentist’s recommendations will extend the life of the bridge. Dental bridges can be used for an average of 10-15 years.
What types of dental bridges are there?
Dental bridges can be divided into 3 main categories according to their application methods. These include traditional bridges, Maryland bridges ( wing bridges) and implant-supported bridges.
What should be considered after dental bridge treatment?
Following your dentist’s recommendations after treatment with a dental bridge is essential for healthy and long-lasting use.
It is very important to clean dental bridges to prevent food and plaque from accumulating on the teeth. If oral hygiene is not maintained, odour, decay on the reduced teeth and gum problems are to be expected.
Oral hygiene and care should be emphasised
Brushes, interdental brushes and dental floss should be used as with natural teeth.
The dentist should be visited at regular intervals.