Dental bridges are an effective and solid way of replacing missing teeth that have been lost either to dental decay or some kind of physical trauma. The bridge fills the gap left by a missing tooth with an artificial tooth attached on either side by a dental crowns or resin-bonded strips.
When tooth enamel is worn away either by plaque or bacteria acid, the central part of the tooth can be exposed to infection and decay. If this is not addressed it will eventually lead to the tooth dying and falling out. This will leave a very noticeable and often embarrassing hole in the dental arc. Not only this, but it can often be very painful and can lead to further dental complications. This is because the hollow left by a missing tooth is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause further decay and infection.
Tooth can also be encouraged to lean and rotate if the tooth next to it is lost for whatever reason. This is why Central London dentists always recommend replacing lost teeth with dental substitutes. There are other ways or replacing teeth such as dental implants and partial dentures, but the dental bridge is the most popular. This is because it is both cost effective and functional. The bridge is attached firmly using dental crowns and if it is maintained properly it can last for up to fifteen years. Caring for your dental bridge is very similar to caring for your teeth. Brushing and flossing will remove plaque and bacteria and also keep the teeth free from discolouration and staining.
Find out more about dental bridges and other dental restorations by asking your dentist at your next appointment.