Dentures can be fixed or removable. Their purpose is to reconstitute, strengthen or complete a tooth following a carious disease or fracture. Some dentures can replace a tooth.
When one or more teeth are missing, there are many ways to remedy the situation. Among these is the bridge or dental bridge.
The bridge will have the advantage of being a fixed solution unlike the removable partial denture.
A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth by resting on the adjacent teeth. A dental bridge consists of two (or more) dental abutments joined by one (or more) intermediate.
In a traditional bridge, the two dental pillars are the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The intermediate is the prosthetic tooth replacing the missing tooth.
A dental bridge can replace more than one missing tooth, depending on the number of abutment teeth available and the number of teeth to be replaced.
How is a bridge fitted?
Two sessions are required:
1/ Preparation of the teeth that will receive the prosthesis: under local anesthesia, the teeth are prepared with a burr. Then, an impression of the teeth is taken, then the session ends with the realization of a temporary bridge in resin
2/ Placement of the prosthesis using a cement sealant. And finally the last adjustments of the occlusion.