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Temporary Tooth Bridge: The Benefits

Posted on 5/23/2022 by Evan
Temporary Tooth Bridge: The BenefitsIf you need a tooth bridge, you may wonder if a temporary tooth bridge is the best option. A temporary tooth bridge is an excellent option for people who are not ready to commit to a permanent dental bridge. Here is what you should know about them.

What Is a Temporary Tooth Bridge?

A temporary tooth bridge is a dental appliance that replaces a missing tooth or teeth. The bridge consists of an artificial tooth or teeth, known as pontics, attached to a metal framework. The pontics are usually made of porcelain, and the framework is typically made of stainless steel or titanium. The bridge is then bonded to your natural teeth adjacent to the space left by the missing tooth or teeth. Temporary tooth bridges are usually used as an interim measure before permanently restoring the area with a dental implant or a fixed bridge. Unlike implants and fixed bridges, both surgically placed, temporary bridges can be easily removed and replaced if necessary.

Who Should Get Temporary Tooth Bridge and Its Benefits

One of the significant advantages of a temporary tooth bridge is that it can quickly restore your smile after tooth loss. Whether you have lost a tooth due to an accident or injury or dealing with gum disease, a bridge can give you back your confidence. In addition, a bridge can help to prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position. The best candidates for a temporary bridge are those who have lost one or more teeth but still have healthy teeth on either side of the gap. It is because the bridge relies on these adjacent teeth for support. In some cases, your dentist may be able to place a bridge without damaging the healthy teeth. However, it may be necessary to place crowns on these adjacent teeth in other cases.

If you are considering a tooth bridge, talk to our dentist about whether you are a good candidate for this treatment.

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