The fixed dental bridge: an effective replacement solution
Installing a fixed bridge is an important dental practice because it serves to replace one or more missing teeth. A fixed bridge, also called a fixed denture, has two main advantages. The first is to improve appearance and the second is to make it easier to chew food.
The installation of a fixed dental bridge requires state-of-the-art skills and expertise. At Clinique Dentaire 1935, we are pleased to offer this service to patients whose condition requires it. Our friendly staff and welcoming environment have set us apart since our founding.
Why choose a fixed dental bridge?
In dentistry, when a tooth can no longer be restored, it may have to be extracted. Generally, it is better to replace an extracted tooth, as this absence can lead to the migration of neighbouring and opposing teeth. The improper movement of some teeth on a dental arch can significantly affect a person’s dental occlusion. In the long term, this can lead to oral hygiene problems, bleeding gums and even difficulty chewing food properly.
Did you know that partial tooth loss can lead to periodontal problems, TMJ (jaw joint pain) dysfunction and premature wear of the remaining teeth? In this regard, the installation of a fixed bridge helps to stabilize dental occlusion and preserve the integrity of the teeth.
How is a fixed bridge installed?
The installation of a fixed dental bridge is normally completed in three appointments. At the first appointment, the dentist takes study models and X-rays. The purpose of this procedure is to analyze the teeth in depth.
At the next visit, the dentist will precisely trim the abutment teeth adjacent to the toothless space. He will then take a series of impressions of the filed teeth. These will be sent to the dental laboratory so that a technician can custom-manufacture the prosthetic piece. The artificial tooth and the abutments will form a single solid and retentive block.
While waiting for the final bridge, the dentist will place a temporary acrylic bridge to protect the filed teeth. At the last visit, the dentist will remove the temporary bridge and cement the final fixed bridge to the prepared teeth. Adjustments and check-ups are sometimes necessary to ensure maximum comfort.
Clinique Dentaire 1935: a partner in your oral health
Replacing a missing tooth prevents the displacement of surrounding teeth and certain other oral problems. If you have any questions or if you think you need a fixed bridge, we welcome you to contact us. Our team at Clinique Dentaire 1935 will be pleased to provide you with all the information you need.
If your oral condition requires general dentistry, please note that our dental office is always accepting new patients. We are pleased to share our experience and expertise to ensure that your oral health is maintained.