A dental bridge is a permanent prosthesis, these prostheses cannot be removed to suit the patients’ needs as they are consolidated on other teeth or implants. Only a specialized dentist can remove them and place them in the same way.
Dental bridges can replace one or more teeth, for instance, if there is a gap do to a missing tooth, the space can be replaced and therefore prevent teeth to move. The absence of teeth should be treated as they may disarrange your mouth and can easily obtain gum disease.
Dental bridges can be made from various materials such as ceramic, porcelain or metal. Your dentist will recommend which is best for you according to your specific needs.
The dentist makes a mold of your mouth, with that mold the bridge is created in a laboratory, in the meantime a temporary bridge will be cemented prior to the permanent bridge.
Dental bridges should be for life but it depends on the patient, besides, you can only lose a fixed bridge if there is a damaged tooth, this is the importance of oral health, good care and dental hygiene, your dentist will indicate the best way to care for your bridge, if you are not sure or have questions ask your dentist they will indicate you the process.
There will also be several appointments from time to time so that your dentist can verify that everything is correct and probably you will have to avoid eating some very hard food.
As always, each case is special, make an appointment, your dentist will indicate what your best option is in a professional manner, you will see that at the end of your treatment, you will give us a better smile.