Dental Bridges at Ogontz Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA

Dental Bridges are an option for filling the space created by a missing tooth. It is formed to look like the missing tooth, and it takes its place in the mouth. The sides of a bridge use the two surrounding teeth for support, hence the name. A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically. Bridge work is as much an art as it is an exact science. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.
It is important that a missing tooth be replaced as soon as possible for several reasons. If not treated the teeth surrounding the gap begin to shift inward, creating a whole chain reaction of bad things. Teeth use their neighbors for support, and, with one missing, they start to "fall." As this worsens the bite changes in response to the pressure. This can eventually result in problems with the entire jaw, e.g. TMJ. The surrounding teeth deteriorate and it is just a matter of time before they, too, are lost. Gum disease becomes a serious problem, with the difficulty of treatment increasing as the neglect continues.
 
 
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Dental Bridges are designed to fill in the space made by missing teeth.

Similar to an actual bridge, there are two or more crowns on the sides holding up the bridge (like pillars), with false teeth in the middle. The crowns on the sides can either rest on healthy teeth, or on implants. While the false teeth in the middle fill in the tooth gap.
Traditional dental bridges are the most common. These dental bridges are usually made out of ceramics, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. Most dental bridges can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years.
 
 
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