Dental Bridges and Crowns
A dental bridge is the most common solution for replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge is a structure whereby a false tooth and two accompanying crowns are places on a metal or Zirconia plate. The plate acts as a replacement for missing teeth. Dental bridges can also be useful to restore a fractured tooth, cover a dental implant, or cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment. In this instance, the false tooth sits in the gap and is flanked by the two crowns which fit over the natural teeth on each side of the gap. In other words, it ‘bridges’ the gap in your teeth.
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- Treatment Duration: 3 to 10 days
- Recovery Time: 2 days
A Zirconia bridge is different in that it is produced from Zirconium oxide, a tough form of dental ceramic which is also compatible with the body when compared to metal supported ones. This means that the body will not reject the bridge or react in a negative way. A Zirconia bridge has a translucent appearance and offers a more natural match to the rest of your teeth.
Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to shift resulting in a bad bite. This can also lead to Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease and TMJ disorders). Bridges are commonly used if a patient is missing one or more teeth. A dental bridge covers the space where the teeth are missing and are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the space.
In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, bridges and crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion (bite).