What is a dental bridge?
A bridge consists in the fabrication of a pattern determined and constructed by the location and structure of the missing teeth and by the material from which the bridge is fabricated.
The procedure consists in reducing in size the complete teeth to accommodate the material to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in a correct alignment and to be structured with the opposing teeth.
Your dentist can recommend you a bridge if you are missing one or more teeth. Studies say that the risks of missing teeth can indeed bring the remaining teeth to move in the empty areas causing a malocclusion (incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches) and other problems (gum diseases, difficulty eating, speech problems and also can cause the adjacent teeth to shift causing a list of other problems.)
Types and materials:
The types and materials of bridges can vary depending on the fabrication and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. The materials that can be used in the procedure include gold, porcelain fused to metal, or depending on the situation it can be porcelain alone. There are two ways of constructing a bridge, using the indirect method of restoration or fabricated directly in the mouth using materials as composite resin.