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Tooth loss can lead to deterioration of the face and jaw over time and speech disorders, especially in cases where more than one tooth loss is experienced. For this reason, it is very important to fill the gaps caused by tooth loss.

If one of the teeth is missing in the mouth, after a while the other teeth may move towards the empty space, that is, they may slide. Over time, this may cause the person to have difficulty in chewing while eating, to feel pain due to excessive load on other teeth, or to deteriorate the structure of the mouth and teeth.

Bridge tooth treatment is the process of reducing the other teeth to a bridge prosthesis to close the gap after tooth loss.

What are the Advantages of a Dental Bridge?

Thanks to the bridge treatment, the person can eat easily, have a beautiful smile, and especially the loss of actions such as speaking can come to an end and the person can return to his old self.

What are the Disadvantages of a Dental Bridge?

Tooth decay is a potential problem after a bridge is applied to the teeth. In addition, if the nerves are affected during the treatment, root canal treatment should be performed. In addition, bridges have shorter lifetimes compared to implant applications. Finally, there is a high probability of experiencing gingival disorders in dental bridge treatment.

What are Bridge Teeth Types?

The bridge connection established in the treatment is made with 3 different methods. These:

Traditional Bridge Teeth: It is the most preferred method. It is the process of using the teeth on the right and left of the missing teeth as a bridge foot for rasping and reducing them and fixing them to the bridge.

Maryland (Winged) Bridge Teeth: It is especially preferred in case of missing anterior teeth. It is the process of gluing the bridge to the side teeth. In this method, since the healthy teeth are not cut and the bonding method is applied, the Maryland bridge is less preferred than other types in terms of durability.

Implant Supported Bridge: It is preferred in cases where there is more than one tooth loss, that is, there are no adjacent teeth to support the missing tooth in the jaw. An implant is applied to replace the missing side tooth and it fulfills the task of the side tooth in bridge building. The implant, which prevents bone loss, is strong and durable.

Various materials such as metal-supported porcelain, zirconium-supported porcelain, solid zirconium are used in the treatment of bridge teeth. For example, the reason why porcelain is used is that its raw material is strong and durable. Therefore, it can be applied to damaged teeth at the back of the mouth. In cases where resistance to chewing force is required, it is preferred in bridge treatment to avoid any problems. To give another example, the reason for using zirconium is that besides being a durable material, it has a transparent and thin appearance. It is preferred in anterior teeth as it gives good results in terms of aesthetics.

Finally, the things to be considered after the treatment are; Cleaning dental bridges is very important. Because if the reduced teeth and prosthetic teeth are not cleaned regularly to fix the prosthesis, dental caries and gum problems may occur.