Restore Your Smile with the Help of Tooth Bridges
Unfortunately, life has its ways of being full of unpleasant surprises and some of them may include losing one or more of one’s teeth. Accidents happen and even something simple as enjoying a bike ride or playing a basketball match with your mates can lead to an accident that may end up in you losing a tooth or two.
In many accidents such as these, the front teeth are the ones that suffer the most. Losing a tooth that is placed in the front and central position can negatively affect your physical appearance and self-confidence. It can also cause problems and discomfort whenever you bite or chew food. But this can also affect surrounding they may be at risk for misalignment. That is why after a quick recovery from the trauma, you should pay a visit to the dentist.
Firstly, the dentist will examine the area and check if there is swelling in that zone. If so, this may mean that there is an infection that needs to be treated as soon as possible. Also, a dentist will check whether there are still some leftover pieces from the missing tooth that needs to be removed and after that will suggest a proper solution.
Tooth bridges are one of the most common solutions for restoring one’s smile after accidents as mentioned previously. They are exactly what they sound like – they replace the missing teeth by forming a bridge across the gap. The bridge consists of two crowns for the teeth that are placed on either side of the gap and a false tooth or teeth in between. The false tooth/teeth can be made from different materials among which porcelain, is the most commonly used one.
It usually takes just two visits to your dentist to complete this procedure. During your first visit, your dentist will prepare the teeth that are around the gap. What this means is that the dentist will reshape the contour of these teeth by removing a part of the enamel in order for the crown to be placed over them. After that, he/she will make a model of the teeth according to which the tooth bridges will be made later. Then, the dentist will place a temporary bridge to protect the exposed teeth. During the second visit the temporary bridge will be removed and new permanent bridge will be placed and adjusted in order to bring the smile back on your face.