Dental bridges are a common type of dental prosthesis used to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge can help improve the appearance and function of the mouth, and can prevent additional dental problems in the future. Bridges are typically used to cover the space where one or more teeth are missing. They are cemented to natural teeth or implants around the space left by the missing tooth.
Dental bridges, what are they?
A fixed bridge consists of two main parts: the crowns and the pontic. Crowns are metal or ceramic pieces that fit over the natural teeth on either side of the missing teeth in the mouth. The pontic is a piece that fits in the space between the teeth, restoring the shape.
The process of placing a dental bridge usually begins with the preparation of the natural teeth that are on either side of the missing tooth. The dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from these teeth to allow for the crowns to be placed. Impressions are then taken of the teeth prepared for the bridge, which are used to create a custom model of the mouth. The model is sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge is fabricated.
Once the bridge has been fabricated, we will place the crowns over the prepared teeth and adjust the bridge to make sure it fits properly in the mouth. Finally, the bridge will be fixed in place using dental cement.
There are several different types of dental bridges available, including fixed and removable bridges. Fixed bridges are permanently attached to the natural teeth, while removable bridges can be removed for cleaning and maintenance. Dentists can recommend the most appropriate type of bridge for each individual case.
It is important to take proper care of a dental bridge to keep it in good condition. This includes daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to the dentist for checkups and professional cleanings. It is also recommended to avoid chewing gum, and try to limit dental clenching.
In conclusion, dental bridges are an effective way to replace one or more missing teeth. The process of placing a bridge is relatively simple and comfortable, and patients can choose from a variety of bridge options. If you think you may need a dental bridge, contact us to learn more about the treatment options available.
Conservative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of early dental disease to avoid the need for more invasive procedures in the future. The primary goal of conservative dentistry is to preserve natural tooth structure and promote long-term oral health.
Prevention is a key component of conservative dentistry. We dentists encourage proper oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to the dental office for a professional cleaning and dental exam. In addition, we can offer personalized advice on how to maintain a balanced diet and avoid foods and beverages that can damage teeth, such as soft drinks and sweets.
Early diagnosis is another important aspect of conservative dentistry. Treatment at this early stage can be simple and less invasive, and can avoid the need for more complex and costly treatment in the future. At Clinica Llobell we can offer you the most current technology in radiodiagnostics for your best treatment.
Conservative dentistry treatment focuses on preserving natural tooth structure. This includes the removal of damaged or diseased dental tissue, and the replacement of this tissue with high quality dental materials, such as composite resins. Within these, you should know that there are different qualities. Clínica Llobell only uses proven materials and AAA quality.
Conservative dentistry is an important part of modern dentistry, and its focus on prevention and early treatment can help patients maintain a healthy and beautiful smile in the long term.