While missing teeth can have a devastating impact on your smile, confidence, and overall quality of life, adhesive bridges offer a gentle and natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth.
What are adhesive bridges?
Adhesive bridges are bonded to your teeth using a strong resin cement, which means that neighboring teeth do not need to be reduced. This is important because reducing teeth can damage them and lead to problems such as root canal treatment.
Benefits of Adhesive bridges
Adhesive bridges protect your natural teeth by not requiring any reduction of the neighboring teeth, unlike other types of bridges. They are designed to look as natural as possible, with the wing usually attached to the back of the neighboring tooth so that it is not visible from the front, even when smiling widely. These bridges are easy to care for, just like the rest of your teeth. You simply brush and floss around them twice a day. In addition to being gentle on your teeth and natural-looking, adhesive bridges can also improve your bite alignment and chewing function, prevent your teeth from shifting, and improve your speech clarity. Overall, adhesive bridges can help you to restore your smile and confidence, and improve your overall quality of life.
Types of Adhesive bridges
Adhesive bridges come in two main types: grey metal frame bridges and white ceramic or zirconium framed bridges. Grey metal frame bridges are the most traditional type, and they are strong and durable. However, they may not be as aesthetically pleasing as other types of bridges. White ceramic or zirconium framed bridges are more aesthetically pleasing, but they may be more likely to fracture or debond.
Success rate of adhesive bridges
Although around 80% of adhesive bridges survive for 5-10 years, they can debond. However, this is typically a minor problem that can be quickly and easily fixed.
How to get an adhesive bridge at Sbenati Dentistry
If you are interested in getting an adhesive bridge, the first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. During this consultation, your dentist will assess your teeth and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for this type of bridge. If you are a good candidate, we will take an iTero 5D digital scan of your teeth. This scan will be sent to our dental laboratory, where your adhesive bridge will be created. Once the bridge is made, we will schedule an appointment to bond it to your teeth using a powerful resin cement.
Aftercare for adhesive bridges
After getting an adhesive bridge, it is important to brush and floss around it twice a day, just like the rest of your teeth. You should also avoid chewing on hard foods or using your teeth as tools. If you experience any problems with your adhesive bridge, please contact Sbenati Dentistry immediately. We will be happy to see you and make any necessary repairs.
If you are missing one or more teeth, adhesive bridges can be a great option for you. They are a gentle, natural-looking, and convenient way to restore your smile.
Contact Sbenati Dentistry today to schedule a consultation and learn more about adhesive bridges. https://calendly.com/sbenatidentistry/interview
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