Dental Bridges for Teeth
Dental Bridges are used to replace missing teeth and are a Fixed prosthesis as opposed to a removable partial denture (plate).
The bridge is designed with one or more crowns which are attached to teeth that have been prepared with a dental drill.
The missing tooth or teeth are called pontic/pontics and are attached to the crowns.
The classic bridge is a 3 unit bridge because there are 3 teeth involved. Two teeth each side of the missing tooth space are crowned and joined with a pontic.
The bridge is fixed to the teeth with a glue or cement.
Implant Crowns are ideally used to replace missing teeth. However, often there is no bone available and hence the only Fixed prosthesis available is a bridge.
Showcase of recent patient Bridge cases - Before & After
Before – The patient’s upper right lateral incisor is pushed forward in a negative manner and the right canines do not touch, allowing the front teeth to be chipped and damaged. This is classified as a right Unprotective Bite
During Treatment – The patient’s crooked tooth has been removed to allow a porcelain bridge to cosmetically replace the crooked tooth as there was no space for orthodontic treatment to be effective. This socket was filled with an artificial powdered bone to prevent bone and gum height loss.
After – Completed natural looking Prettau Zirconia bridge and crowns bio-designed in a Protective Forward Bite.
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