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Dental Bridge

Dental bridge Encino

Cavities, gingivitis, tooth decay, gum disease and even just stained teeth are all problems that dentists fix for patients. They are able to work magic and resolve pretty much all issues anyone can have with their teeth. One problem that is not nearly as common as cavities or gingivitis is missing teeth. Some have their teeth knocked out in some unfortunate accident while others are just born without certain permanent teeth. The procedure dentists use to fix this condition is called dental bridging.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is when dentists place two crowns on the teeth adjacent to the gap with a fake tooth placed in between them. Dentists will do this if a patient is missing a tooth due to an unfortunate accident or if they never fully developed, both of which happen quite regularly. There are a couple other methods in replacing teeth however this is the most popular one dentists use. Whenever a dental bridge is needed, dentists go through a process in order to succeed in establishing a dental bridge.

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The process of getting a dental bridge in Encino CA

First dentists will take a mold of the teeth in order to properly form a crown to the likeness of them. After this they remove a large amount of enamel from the adjacent teeth so that a crown will be able to fit properly. Next they provide a temporary crown and fake tooth so nobody goes without enamel and teeth. The temporary crown just provides protection for the exposed teeth and gums while the permanent one is created from porcelain or metal. When the permanent bridge is ready, dentists will cement it into place for good.
Different types
There are several different types of dental bridges dentists use depending on the situation. The first is called a Maryland bonded bridge which fuses porcelain and metal together which is bonded to the surrounding teeth. The second type of bridge is called a Cantilever which is only used when there is one tooth next to the gap. These bridges are not quite as popular as the other two and are hardly ever used in the back of the mouth because of the strain it puts on surrounding teeth. The last kind of bridge is a traditional bridge which is the most common. Traditional bridges are made of porcelain that is fused to a metal or ceramics.Dental bridges will simply enhance your beauty.

The importance of a dental bridge

If a patient does not have a permanent tooth or has a large gap a dental bridge can be incredibly beneficial. For starters, this restorative dentistry procedure helps patients maintain a full beautiful smile. Secondly, because it fills in a gap it will help regulate speech to resolve lisps and any other speech impediment. Dental bridges also help keep all other teeth from shifting about, maintaining a straight smile. Another benefit of dental bridges is they help maintain facial shape so that no part of the cheek sinks in due to a lack of support from the inside.
Overall dental bridges are incredibly beneficial to those who are missing teeth or have large gaps in between. For anyone who is looking for a dental professional, look up Dr. Simen who is very experienced and highly recommended in this area of expertise.

References:

Digital Scanning: Not just for crowns and bridges

Dental Economics January 28, 2015

Very often the discussions surrounding scanners pertain just to crown and bridge applications, which is logical given how much of the average dentist’s day is devoted to these procedures. But digital scanners have capabilities far beyond crowns and …

Seal Those Missing Teeth with a Durable Bridge

Waterloo Record February 1, 2015

One or more missing teeth may hinder more than just your bite. Missing teeth can actually affect your speech causing disorders and can impact your overall dental health and facial appearance. A dentist will usually recommend a bridge, or a fixed …

coastalvegan @coastalvegan

February 3, 2015 – https://twitter.com/coastalvegan

So much pressure has been relieved. My left dental bridge was taken off and re-placed. Sigh!

Donna Yee @newbieyee

February 3, 2015 – https://twitter.com/newbieyee

RT @TRGGroupBenefit: #dental claims breakdown 80% basic, crowns/bridge/denture 15%, orthodontic 5%
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Bridge (dentistry)

Wikipedia

A bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently

Hugo Blaschke

Wikipedia

gum infection in tooth number 6 which formed part of the fitted large dental bridge Blaschke had made for him in 1933 and Hitler wanted it to be dealt with

Bridge (dentistry)

Wikipedia

A bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently

Hugo Blaschke

Wikipedia

gum infection in tooth number 6 which formed part of the fitted large dental bridge Blaschke had made for him in 1933 and Hitler wanted it to be dealt with

Cosmetic Procedures – Tarzana|Encino

dram July 1, 2014

Dental Bridges – A dental bridge is a false tooth or teeth, known as a pontic, which is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area leftby a missing tooth or teeth. The two crowns holding it in place that are attached …

Restorative Dentistry – Tarzana|Encino

dram July 1, 2014

A bridge is used to fill in the gap created by a missing tooth or teeth. It is made of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a tooth-like restoration in between. Bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants and …