Dental bridges are used in cosmetic dentistry to fill a gap created by a missing tooth or teeth. In this procedure, two crowns are placed on either side of the gap which give support to the false tooth that will be fixed into the gap. The entire structure is supported by means of a metal framework. Usually if the person has good oral hygiene and visits the dentist at least twice a year, the dental bridges can last from 10 years to 20 years without any problems.
Unfortunately some people face problems with dental bridges, and usually these problems are caused because the bridges are not constructed properly. The problems with dental bridges can start immediately after the bridges are fixed, or at later stage.
Some of the common problems caused due to dental bridges are as follows:
Usually dental bridges are fixed firmly in place and do not tend to fall off. However, if they keep falling off, then this is mainly due to poor construction. You need to see your dentist immediately and get the matter rectified.
Sometimes, the crowns or the false tooth can end up getting a hairline crack. This could be the way the dental bridge was constructed. On the other hand, usually the crowns are made from porcelain, which is a delicate material and cannot take the stress and strain of rough usage. So, porcelain crowns crack and chip very easily.
Another problem with the dental bridges occurs when there is a gap between the natural support tooth and the crown. This gap should not be present and can lead to food particles getting stuck causing tooth decay.
Problems with dental bridges can also occur when the crowns are too small or big for your mouth. This is mainly caused due to a judgment error by the dentist. If the crown is too small, it will cause food particles to get stuck, and this, in turn, would lead to tooth decay. If the crown is too big, then it will hurt the inside of your cheek.
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