A bridge is a fixed dental restoration. It is used to replace a missing tooth or several teeth. A bridge may be recommended if you're missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventionally, bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration.
The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. A bridge is fabricated by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth by a preparation pattern determined by the location of the teeth and by the material from which the bridge is fabricated.So if you are looking for a dentist in Fairhope, AL then come see us at Sweetwater Dentistry to take care of all your dental needs! Still not sure if you need a bridge? Fill out the form below for a compliementary consult!
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