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Fixed Dental Prosthesis

A fixed dental prosthesis, also known as a dental bridge, is a dental prosthesis used to replace missing teeth or correct dental structures. It is often made from materials like porcelain or ceramics to provide a natural appearance.

The treatment plan is individualized for each patient. After the initial examination, the tooth and surrounding tissues are prepared. Impressions are taken, and the prosthesis is fabricated in a dental laboratory. Once ready, the prosthesis is securely bonded to the patient’s mouth. The dentist then checks the fit and bite alignment.

Generally, the process is painless as local anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area, preventing discomfort during the procedure.

The average lifespan is 5+ years. With proper care and regular check-ups at Clinic EGO, the lifespan of the prosthesis can be extended.

The maintenance of fixed dental prostheses is similar to that of natural teeth. You will also receive specific post-treatment instructions from your dentist.

The advantages include improved aesthetics, boosted self-confidence, strength and durability, and ease of maintenance.

The preparation and adaptation process may pose challenges for some patients, but these can be mitigated with your dentist’s guidance. Teeth clenching and grinding can put stress on the prosthesis.

Fixed dental prostheses are designed to blend seamlessly with natural teeth, offering a natural-looking result when properly designed and applied.

Fixed dental prostheses facilitate chewing and enable consumption of a wider range of food options, which might have been difficult due to missing teeth.

There may be risks of prosthesis breakage and damage. Sensitivity in the teeth or gums surrounding the prosthesis can occur. Poor oral hygiene can lead to bacterial plaque buildup, which can result in infections manifested as swelling, redness, pain, or sensitivity in the gums.

Fixed dental prostheses can be used to replace multiple missing teeth. Other treatment options might be more complex and costly when replacing multiple teeth, whereas fixed dental prostheses offer an effective and potentially more economical solution.