Having a bridge is like having three crowns. The teeth on either side of the missing tooth are prepared for crowns, an impression is made, and is sent to a dental laboratory. The laboratory then makes the crowns and fastens a false tooth between the two crowns – this is a bridge.
The advantages of a bridge are that it is fixed, stable, and feels like your own teeth. In most cases it can be made to look just like you never had a tooth missing. The disadvantage is that you have to shape two teeth besides the one that was extracted – these teeth may otherwise be perfectly sound with nothing wrong and also some times when there is no tooth behind extracted tooth or if the supporting teeth are weak ……Bridge cannot be doneDental implant V/S dental bridge:
The cost of the dental bridge is initially less, but it may need to be replaced at some point in the future. Implants – from preparation to final placement – may seem more expensive, but over time can be more cost-effective. In addition, implant treatment can be more flexible, allowing patients to budget the cost in increments. After extraction, for example, a bone graft is sometimes needed. This graft typically has to heal for several months before implant placement, at which point Osseo integration can take anywhere from three to six months before the process is complete.
A bridge can fail if the support teeth or the jawbone is damaged by dental disease. Follow these tips for good oral health:
Brush your teeth twice a day and floss or use another between-the-teeth cleaner every day. Brushing and cleaning between your teeth helps remove plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that is always forming on the teeth.
Always clean between your teeth and under the bridgeThere are many kinds of flossers, picks, or little brushes. Your dentist will help you decide which is best for your bridge.
See your dentist regularly for exams and professional cleanings.
Eat a healthy diet.