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The type of your bridge can vary depending on how it is created and how your dentist will put it on your surrounding teeth. There are two ways they can be made, the traditional where they take a sample of your mouth and your bridge is fabricated by another person, usually a dental technician. The other way is that when it is made within your mouth and made of composite resin for example.
In the previous piece of the Ultimate Guide for dental bridges, we covered the basic, generally (not) known fact about bridges and dental bridge costs. Now we cover the three main types of dental bridges and consider the advantages and disadvantages one by one. This way you can get a grasp of what bridges are there and what choices you might have if choosing the type for your dental bridge. With the next article we dwelve into the matter of materials used while making dental bridges as well as how are they fabricated.
Your dentist prepares the neighbouring teeth (abutments) in order to hold the false tooth (pontic). The false tooth is fused afterwards to the other teeth (abutment crowns). Or to put in another way: it is fastened securely to the teeth or implants next to it. The place where it can be used is not limited, good for replacing either front teeth or back teeth (molars).
This type of bridge can be made of metal, ceramic or a combination of those two - though generally porcelain fused to either metal or ceramics.
Advantages of Fixed Bridges
Disadvantages of Fixed Bridges
Commonly the false tooth (pontic) is created by fusing plastic with metal and it is attached via metal wings to the inside wall of the neighbouring teeth using resin. This type of bridge can be made of metal, ceramic or a combination of those two – similarly as the previous type.
Advantages of Maryland Bridges
Disadvantages of Maryland Bridges
Advantages of Cantilever Bridges
Disadvantages of Cantilever Bridges
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