What is a dental bridge?

June 16, 2022 - toothbar - 0 comments female-dentist-is-installing-patient-s-mouth-device-making-molded-tooth

A dental bridge is a denture that bridges and replaces missing teeth using dental crowns and implants. The dentist will place a fixed abutment on each side of the gap over the teeth on the opposing arch, typically to the second molars, so that when you bite down, it feels most natural. The dental crown is then a replica of the tooth to be replaced.

When you have lost all your natural teeth or have them in an awkward position, and you do not feel like having a permanent fixture, e.g., a bridge fixed over it, the dentist can use dental implants to fix it. A dental implant is an artificial tooth made from titanium; this looks very much like your natural tooth in function but does not rely on the bone for its shape.

While the number of individuals who receive dental implants is small compared to the overall number of people missing teeth, the satisfaction rate is high. The total success rate of implant dentistry is roughly 98 percent.

Adverse effects of Dental bridge

  1. Bleeding: bleeding can occur after the surgery, and you may stop it by putting pressure on the bleeding area with gauze.
  2. Infection: it is possible to develop an infection after the surgery due to touching your gums. It usually goes away by itself, and if you experience pain, swelling, or redness, you should inform the doctor.
  3. Allergic Reaction: There are slight chances of allergies to drugs you will be given during the procedure. If you have an allergy to any particular drug, reach our dentist beforehand.
  4. Sutures: Though sutures are not needed, they can become inflamed in rare cases.
  5. Problems with a dental bridge: If you have lost all your natural teeth or have them in an awkward position, and you do not feel like having a permanent fixture, e.g. A bridge fixed over it, the dentist can use dental implants to fix it.

Why you should seek help from our dentists at Toothbar

Toothbar in Austin is a compelling choice to help you get your teeth fixed. We are a professional dental facility with a specialist team of dentists and other staff who will carry out the whole treatment for you. With an experienced dentist, state-of-the-art facilities, and an excellent reputation, our dental bridge dentists in Austin are known for reliability and quality and have satisfied the patients in the local area for a long time.

 

Conclusion

In general, dental bridges are safe, but the dentist will be able to tell you what the risks are. In addition to the cosmetic aspect, a bridge can also provide stability and comfort for your teeth.

At Toothbar we will be able to help you decide which option is best for you; natural teeth or a dental bridge. The choice is yours. For more information, contact us here.

Dr. Kimberley Barclay

Co-founder and owner Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on cosmetic dentistry. She is also a member of the Seattle Study Club, one of the most advanced education groups for dental professionals.

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This content was fact-checked by Dr. Kimberley Barclay and Dr. Lauren Jacobsen following editorial guidelines. Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Lauren Jacobsen is an active member of the dental community and engages in further education and training through membership with a local chapter of the Seattle Study Club and Spear Education courses.

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Our team is ready to book your appointment. The proper Dental Care can make the difference in years to come. We don't just improve the aesthetics of your smile, we make sure your dental health is set for the long run.

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