December 15, 2018/ Dr. Neal/ 0
Newmarket dental bridges are types of dental restoration that fill the gap between missing teeth. The natural teeth on either side of the gap will be reduced in size. This is to make way for the dental crowns that will be placed on top of them. They will serve as the anchor of the bridge, holding the dental bridges in place. These anchoring teeth, also called “abutment teeth” have “pontic” or teeth replacement between them.
Your dentist in Newmarket administers this procedure in two dental visits.
3 types of Newmarket dental bridges
Made from porcelain fused to metal or ceramic, this is the most common type of bridge. This kind of bridge has a pontic between two dental crowns or implants. The dentist uses traditional Newmarket dental bridges when you have natural teeth on both sides of the missing tooth.
The dentist recommends a Cantilever bridge when there are no teeth on one side of the missing teeth. Only one abutment supports the pontic instead of two. However, this is not a good choice for missing teeth in the back. It causes an added force on the other teeth which leads to damage.
Maryland bonded bridges
A metal or porcelain framework holds the pontic in place. Your dentist in Newmarket bonds the framework to the back of the two natural teeth next to the missing teeth. This type of bridge is also called resin-bonded bridge or Maryland bridge.
Having Newmarket dental bridges
Getting a bridge takes several trips to the dentist. The first appointment involves taking a dental impression of your teeth to be sent to the dental lab. You will receive a temporary one until you receive your Newmarket dental bridges on the next visit.
On your second appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary bridge and install the permanent one. He will make sure that it fits you comfortably and that it is permanently fixed.
Live your life with a complete set of teeth with the help of your dentist in Newmarket.