Bridges and Implants

Bridges and Implants – How they work

Bridges – Types of bridges

Bridges also known as dental bridges are used to bridge the gap between one or more missing tooth and teeth with false ones. The natural teeth or implants on either side support the bridge. A bridges uses one or more surrounding teeth as support on which to attach a crown that can in turn fills up the missing tooth space.

The main advantage of bridges is that they are one of the most cost effective methods of replacing the missing teeth. Bridges do not require bone grafting if bone loss is present. The different types of bridges include-

Traditional Bridges

which is the most common one, is usually made up of either ceramics or porcelain fused to metal.

Cantilever Bridges

Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth found only on one side of the gap of missing teeth.

Maryland Bonded Bridges

Maryland bonded bridges are the type of bridges made of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal or plastic teeth supported by a metal framework or porcelain.

Dental bridges has the following advantages-

• It is a faster or simple process and do not require any surgery
• Dental bridges are affordable
• The adjustment period is faster

Dental implants Overview

Dental Implants or implants is a titanium post (acting as a tooth root) is like an anchor that is surgically inserted into the jawbone serving as a stable base for an artificial replacement tooth. The dental implant then undergoes fusing process usually within 3 to 6 months after which an abutment is attached to post frame.

The frame then protrudes above the gum line to provide an area where the dental crown is cemented or screwed. Dental implants require little maintenance and prevent bone loss. The dentists at Kiran Skin & Dental Clinic provides you the right bridges and implant solutions that will be as gentle as possible while providing years of continued use.