The Benefits of Temporary Tooth Bridge

Apr 30, 2020

We may lose our teeth due to decay or an accident. But modern dentistry has been able to replace your missing teeth with many alternative options, and a dental bridge is one of those. A dental bridge fills the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A temporary tooth bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the space created by a lost tooth. The dentists use gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials to make crowns (false teeth). Bridges support not only natural teeth but also dental implants.

Benefits of temporary dental bridge

Dental bridges can restore one’s smile. They can also help a person to chew and talk properly. These distribute the forces in one’s bite accurately by replacing missing teeth. They prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position. They also support maintaining the actual facial shape of a person.

Dental bridge types

There are four main types of dental bridges:

  • Traditional
  • Maryland Bridge (bonded bridge).
  • Cantilever
  • Implant-supported.

Dentists make a temporary tooth bridge to protect the exposed teeth and gums. It can stay in place for six months to a year, which is ‘long-term’ provisional. It can become discolored due to the material used for making a temporary tooth bridge. Most dentists use acrylic materials to make temporary tooth bridge and temporary crowns that have a short life span.

Care for temporary tooth bridge

Finally, one must know that temporary tooth bridges are not durable, and one will need permanent one in the future; when one has to avoid hard food like nuts, and crunchy and sticky foods. These include toffees, gum, and caramel. You need to be careful; otherwise, they could cause one’s bridge to come loose. One may feel discomfort and have bleeding after getting a temporary bridge. It is important to brush teeth and use floss gently each day. If you are waiting to get a temporary bridge for yourself, then contact spring Cypress Dental. You can also call us on 281-256-3222.


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