Dental Bridges Restorations for Missing gaps at Phuket Dental Signature dental clinic
WHAT IS a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge literally bridges the gap between missing teeth, helping to restore your smile. Bridges work by attaching the natural-looking restorative teeth (dental crown) to both sides of the gap. There are three main types of bridges:
Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on each side of the missing tooth and placing a dental bridge in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused-to-metal or ceramics.
Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
Maryland-bonded bridges (also called resin-bonded bridges or Maryland bridges) are made of porcelain teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.
Dental Bridges materials
Dental Bridges are composed of at least 2 or more units of dental crowns. Similiar to Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges may be made from a combination of porcelain with dental and gold alloys or may be all ceramic including:
1) All ceramic Bridges
Provide better natural color match than any other material and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. All-ceramic bridge can be used for front and back teeth.
- 3M Lava Crowns
- Cercon Crowns
2) Porcelain fused to Metal Bridges
Porcelain fused to metal alloy crowns or PFM bridges consists of an outer porcelain surface with a internal metal alloy base. The PFM crowns differs with percentage of gold within the metal base alloy . The higher the gold content, the more adaptable the crowns.