How long after an extraction can I get a bridge?

How long after an extraction can I get a bridge?

You usually have to wait 5-6 months after an extraction for the gum shape to stabilize before having a final bridge. During this healing phase, you can have a temporary bridge or partial denture if you wish.

Is there a cavity under the dental bridge?

If the bridge has been done properly and you have healthy abutments, your bridge may last for many years. But, sometimes, people face the problem of tooth decay under the bridge. It is possible to see the cavity on the area where the bridge meets the tooth.

When do you need a cantilever dental bridge?

Cantilever bridge: Similar to traditional bridges, but are used when there is an adjacent tooth on only one side of the bridge. “Dental bridges are a wonderful solution for replacing missing teeth when there are natural teeth remaining on either side of the space.

How many anchor teeth do you need for a bridge?

Ideally a bridge needs anchor teeth on both sides of the fake tooth/teeth for proper support and to help maintain healthy musculature the jaw alignment. A bridge that has one anchor tooth, say #20, and one attached fake tooth, say #19, will put a lot of pressure on tooth #20 during chewing.

Can you see the decay under the bridge?

It is possible to see the cavity on the area where the bridge meets the tooth. If your cavity is deeper and you have crowns it is better to do an X-ray in order to see the decay underneath your bridge.

Is it possible to fill a cavity under a bridge?

If you have a small cavity on the cheek or tongue side, it may be possible to do a filling if the cavity does not extend under the bridge. If the cavity is located under the bridge, then the bridge would need to be removed, the cavity would be removed then a new bridge would be necessary. I hope this helps.

Cantilever bridge: Similar to traditional bridges, but are used when there is an adjacent tooth on only one side of the bridge. “Dental bridges are a wonderful solution for replacing missing teeth when there are natural teeth remaining on either side of the space.

What are the abutment teeth of a dental bridge?

Abutment teeth refer to the teeth supporting the dental bridge on each side. The amount of tooth structure removal required for dental bridges is the same for both the front and back teeth.

When do dental bridges need to be replaced?

“Dental bridges are a wonderful solution for replacing missing teeth when there are natural teeth remaining on either side of the space. However, nothing man-made lasts forever. Even bridgework that was placed by the most skilled clinician will eventually require replacement sometime during your lifetime.