Dental BridgeSalih ÖNDER
What is Bridge Teeth?
In order to fill the cavities in the mouth caused by the lack of teeth, the treatment method formed by taking support from the teeth on both sides of the cavity in the mouth is called bridge teeth. The content of materials used when making bridge teeth is generally metal-supported porcelain and zirconium-supported porcelain.
Bridge Tooth Types
Traditional Bridge Teeth:
Traditional bridge tooth treatment is the most widely used method, which is supported by the healthy teeth on both sides of the missing tooth.
Maryland Bridge Teeth:
Maryland bridge, also known as the winged bridge, is a process performed without cutting the teeth as a result of sticking to the back of the adjacent teeth by taking support from the healthy teeth. Maryland bridge with bonding method is less preferred method as it is not durable compared to other bridges.
Implant Bridge Teeth:
The implant bridge tooth is used instead of the adjacent tooth that will serve as a support in cases where the adjacent tooth that will support the bridge is not present in the mouth, as in the traditional bridge tooth.
Free End Thread:
Free-end tooth is a method made by attaching the abraded support tooth with a false tooth prepared in cases where there is a solid support tooth on one side of the bridge tooth to be made.
How is Bridge Teeth Applied?
In order to replace the cavities in the mouth, the first examination is performed with panoramic x-rays. In the first examination, the patient’s story is listened and the procedure to be performed is explained to the patient in detail. Then, after the problems that may cause infection according to the intraoral situation are eliminated, the teeth are cut with a low dose of anesthesia in order to make a bridge tooth. When the second stage is passed, a dental impression is taken with an impression paste and a temporary tooth is inserted in order to prevent the shortened teeth from creating a bad image and sensitivity. In the second appointment given for the placement of the bridge tooth, which will be made in line with the measurements taken, first of all, the harmony and color of the bridge tooth with the cut teeth is rehearsed. After the rehearsal, the bridge tooth is attached with the approval of our patients.
Bridge Dental Advantages
It is one of the effective methods for eliminating speech difficulties caused by missing teeth, as well as giving a natural appearance. It helps the facial structure to protect itself due to the replacement of missing teeth, and it is one of the most important advantages of eliminating eating and drinking problems. Since it was possible to complete the procedures after two appointments, it was possible to have healthy teeth in a short time.
Bridge Dental Disadvantages
Although the reduction of the teeth in order to make a bridge tooth, sensitivity and gum problems may occur, these problems will not be experienced as a result of proper oral care and detailed cleaning of the inside of the mouth before the treatment.
How Long Is Bridge Teeth Used?
The lifespan of the use of bridge teeth also varies according to the person’s attention to oral hygiene and diet. The bridge tooth, which generally has a usage period of 10-15 years, can be used for 20-25 years depending on the person.