A dental bridge is a fixed dental device that is used to replace missing teeth. There are several different types of bridges available, and your dentist will discuss with you which may be most appropriate. Porcelain bridges are the most common, as they most resemble natural teeth. A bridge is usually attached to anchoring teeth, known as abutment teeth, and are attached with pontics or artificial teeth. They fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. While a dental bridge is highly durable, they may need to be repaired or replaced over time.
Common Reasons For Getting A Fixed Bridge
- Fill missing teeth
- Maintain natural face shape
- Prevent tooth drift
- Improve chewing and speaking ability
- Better smile
- Replace poorly functioning removable false teeth
A dental bridge usually requires two visits. The first is to create an accurate mould and to prepare the remaining teeth for anchoring. The bridge is then prepared in a dental laboratory and inserted on your second visit. Depending on complexity and individual circumstances, more than two visits may be required for a successful attachment.
If you’re in need of a permanent bridge dentist in Kooweerup, contact us for an appointment today.