Adhesive Bridges: Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Why is it important to replace missing teeth?
A. Replacing missing teeth is essential for several reasons. First, it helps maintain an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Second, a gap left by a missing tooth can strain the adjacent teeth excessively. Additionally, gaps can affect your bite, as the teeth next to the space may lean into it, altering how your upper and lower teeth come together. This can lead to food accumulation in the gaps, resulting in tooth decay and gum disease
Q. What is an adhesive dental bridge?
A. An adhesive dental bridge is a dental prosthesis of a false tooth connected to a titanium wing. The wing is glued onto the adjacent tooth to hold the false tooth in place.
Q. What benefits do adhesive bridges offer compared to traditional crown-retained bridges?
A. Adhesive bridges require minimal preparation of the adjacent tooth, making it a healthier option for the supporting tooth than removing significant amounts of enamel and dentine for a retaining crown. Additionally, adhesive bridges are generally more affordable than crown-retained bridges.
Q. What are the drawbacks of adhesive bridges?
A. Adhesive bridges have limitations: they can only be attached to unfilled teeth or with minimal fillings. They are unsuitable for situations where many teeth need to be replaced. Furthermore, adhesive bridges have a shorter lifespan than crown-retained bridges.
Q. How long can I expect the bridge to last?
A. On average, an adhesive bridge will last approximately eight years, possibly requiring re-cementing at least once.
Q. Will the bridge feel natural?
A. Initially, the retaining wing may feel somewhat elevated, but after a week or two, your teeth will adjust slightly, and your bite should feel normal again.
Q. What is the cost of an adhesive bridge?
A. The cost of an adhesive bridge depends on the number of teeth involved. Consult your dentist to discuss available options and pricing.
Our treatments include…
- White Fillings
- Root Canal Treatment
- Post Crowns
- Adhesive Bridges
- Teeth Whitening
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