Understanding What It Is
A dental bridge, just as the image communicates, is a method used to bridge gaps. It applies where a patient has one or more missing tooth across his dentition. Dental bridges are used to fill those spaces with false but natural-looking teeth
What Are They Made of
Bridges are made of a variety of materials. While the general idea is for them to be made from porcelain or ceramic, they can still be designed in forms such as gold or silver. Porcelain or ceramic teeth however have the advantage of blending perfectly with your teeth and giving you the result that you like.
Much like missing a name on a roll-call, when a loss of teeth occurs for any reason, a gap is left in the dental sequence. The teeth which surround that empty space react naturally by shifting and rotating to fill the void.
This shift and rotation easily develop into some movements too many. The teeth produce what is called a gum disease, scramble the dental structure, cause jaw disorders and give a general sense of discomfort. This poses many challenges to the person.
Also, missing teeth can adversely affect a person’s ability to pronounce words correctly. This could develop into a resistance to conversation. Having a dental bridge in place can also help you to smile broadly and luxuriously. It also affects your ability to perform eloquently due to the grouping of certain teeth in a corner of your mouth.
In like fashion, getting a bridge makes it easier to chew food items. The implanted teeth or tooth is firm and can act in a very similar manner to natural teeth.