Tooth loss is one of the conditions that can gradually lead to poor oral health. Firstly the patient’s ability to chew is affected. There is a drop in chewing efficiency. Over a period of time there can be bite problems and tooth wear. With an aim to address these problems and improve oral health dentists replace lost tooth using different types of dental restorations. At Comfort Care Dental, bridges are one among the recommended options for tooth replacement. If you or your family members are suffering from tooth loss, come visit our practice in Boynton Beach, FL. Our dentist will examine your requirement and recommend the most suitable dental restoration.
A person may lose a tooth from decay, gum disease, trauma or other diseases. Tooth loss reduces the person’s ability to chew food. As a result, he/she may choose to bite/chew on the other side of the mouth. The nearby teeth tend to get pushed towards the gap which can lead to occlusal problems. There can be more biting load on nearby teeth which can cause tooth wear. A dental bridge can take biting load and aid biting and chewing functions. The restoration finely bridges the functional gap and improves oral health. The restoration is second only to dental implants when it comes to efficiency and functional benefits. It is supported by implants or natural teeth.
Tooth loss can cause a number of changes in oral cavity. During the first visit of the patient, we examine the oral health, the status of nearby teeth and the supporting bone. A conventional dental bridge has two anchoring crowns and a false tooth. The bridge can be made of metal or porcelain. The anchoring crowns are bonded over abutment teeth or dental implants. The false tooth replaces lost tooth. The first step is to prepare the teeth which act as abutment. Some portion of the enamel layer is removed in order to make space for the crown. This is done with the help of local anesthesia. Once the teeth are prepared, we take impressions and prepare a temporary bridge at our office. The permanent bridge gets fabricated in the lab and it replaces the temporary during next visit. Our team guides patients about how to care for the temporary acrylic bridge.
During the next visit, we remove the temporary and clean the abutment teeth. We check the fit of permanent bridge and resend it to make necessary adjustments. The restoration is bonded in place after confirmation of fit.
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