Ceramic Bridges - What is a bridge or fixed bridge ? 

What is the procedure for making a bridge ? 

How will my prepared teeth be protected until I receive my bridge ? 

What is a bridge made of ?
 
 
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What is a bridge or fixed bridge ?  
 
A bridge replaces a missing tooth or teeth. It is called a fixed bridge because it is not removable.    
A bridge is a structure, supported by teeth on either side of a space.
 
  It spans the gap between teeth, just as a bridge spans a river.  
 
     
 
 
   
What is the procedure for making a bridge ?  
 
The first step is to prepare the supports for the bridge.    
Replacement crowns are placed over existing teeth as supports for a bridge.  
- The dentist prepares down the teeth on either side of the gap, and takes an impression of the  
  prepared teeth.  
- This is then sent to the dental technicianlab where the bridge is made.    
- The technician will make a replacement crown for each prepared tooth.    
- These crowns are joined to an artificial tooth, which replaces the missing tooth.    
  - The dentist will then cement the completed bridge over the prepared teeth.    
 
     
 
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Missing second molar
 
Adjacent teeth prepared
 
Bridge trial
 
Bridge cemented in place
             
 
 
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  How will my prepared teeth be protected until I receive my bridge?  
 
The dentist will make and install a temporary acrylic bridge that will protect the teeth and prevent    
sensitivity.  
You can eat normally with a temporary bridge. It will also look reasonably ok in case of the front  
teeth.    
 
 
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  What is a bridge made of ?  
  Bridges can be made of various materials as given below but choice of materials in various areas differs from case to case.  
 
Metal Bridges    
- These bridges are made of an alloy of various metals.  
  - Very durable.    
  - But highly unesthetic as they are silver in colour. Not recommended for replacing front teeth.    
Ceramic fused to metal bridges.    
  - These bridges have metal backing & a layer of ceramic fused all over metal backing gives it a    
    natural tooth like appearance making it highly esthetic.    
    Depending on choice of metal 2 types of ceramic bridges can be made.    
    1] Non Precious Ceramic Bridge - Alloy of Ni - Cr is used.    
    2] Precious Ceramic Bridge - 18k gold is used for the backing.    
    - These bridges are highly recommended in highly stressful areas such as posterior teeth as    
      gold being a malleable metal can withstand chewing forces better. Though it is slightly    
      expensive due to the use of Gold.    
       
Metal Free Ceramic Bridges.    
    With advent of newer & stronger ceramics, Metal free ceramic bridges can also be made using a    
  material called Zirconium. These bridges are highly esthetic & strong & highly recommended for    
  front teeth.    
       
 
 
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