When a tooth falls, it is important to replace it as soon as possible with a prosthetic (or artificial) tooth. This will avoid problems further way, which sometimes have heavy consequences:
Misalignment or migration of teeth to space
Difficulty masticatory which causes digestive disorders
Imbalance of chewing loads
Alteration of dental contacts that can lead to bruxism
Dysharmonie of the smile
The dental bridge, the solution
Also called a “fixed bridge” or “fixed partial prosthesis”, the bridge is installed permanently and is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is made of three elements. First, two prosthetic crowns that rest on the teeth (pillars) adjacent to the space. Then, between them is the pontic, the artificial tooth that will fill the void.
The dentist prepares the 2 teeth adjacent to the empty space in order to proceed with the installation of the crowns.
The bridge components are made to measure in the laboratory, in one piece.
The dentist fixes the prosthesis in the mouth permanently by cementing it to the two pillars.
The bridge should last about 10 years if you take good care of it. Your dentist will show you how to use a silk threader to pass the thread around the artificial tooth in the center of the bridge.