Dental bridge – Fixed dental replacement

What is a dental bridge? How is it done?

A bridge is an option to replace missing teeth. For doing so it is necessary to prepare the adjacent teeth that will become the pillars of the bridge. Once the pillars are prepared, impressions will be taken to create molds in which the bridge will be manufactured. Then the bridge is cemented on the pillars.

The fixed dental prosthesis is a treatment by means of artificial dental reproductions, tailor made, that are cemented to natural teeth, previously prepared, which they cover or “sheathe”.

With them we get:
• Restore damaged parts of the teeth.

• Replacing missing teeth, in which case the teeth that replace the missing natural ones (called pontics) form a continuous structure with the “sheaths” that attach them to the adjacent, worn out natural teeth (called pillars). The name “bridges” has been adopted because, usually, the “covers” are located on both sides of the pontics, as if it were a bridge between the two banks of a river. Sometimes, however, a false tooth “remains in the air” on one side, because it only grabs one or more teeth on the other side, just as a balcony protrudes from the wall, and in this case we talk about bridge in extension (called “cantilever”).


abhishek sharma:
Hello , I recently had a 3 unit
bridge on lower incissors , I was missing one congentially . My dentist did root canals on my two abutment teeths which were perfectly fine(without any cavity) before cutting them and installing bridge . But I am reading online that it’s not compulsary to do . So I am wondering why did he did that , Are there some advantages of it if we do the RCT before ? or did he just do it to make some money ? I am really feeling bad knowing I have destroyed my other fine teeths as well. Would RCT treated teeth cause problem in future ?

Peace Seeker:
Oh my, I didn’t realize they file down the good teeth in order to make the bridge.

Himanshu Soni:
Can crown damage underneath teeth, and how it needs to be cleaned to protect underneath teeth for long time

What the fock!So dentist destroys two more good teeth in my mouth to create one fake tooth????🤬 Just doesn’t make any sense. I was under a completely different impression of what a bridge was. Had a friend tell me it was the best and easiest thing to do for the day they pull my molar out. From what I saw in this video she failed miserably to tell me what the fock was the specifics of the procedure and the most important part. Wow!By the way great illustration and thank you for posting.

Alice Eve:
Does a dental bridge need to have 2 tooth’s beside it? What if it’s straight no tooth on the jaw?

zhyjan Bello:
My tooth need this procedure