If a tooth is missing, it is important to replace it with a false tooth
If a tooth is missing, it is important to replace it with a false tooth (or artificial tooth) as soon as possible.
This will prevent the remaining teeth from misalignment and other problems. The bridge, also called “fixed bridge” or “fixed partial denture” is permanently installed with neighboring healthy teeth and replaces one or more teeth.
The procedure :
- The dentist prepares the 2 teeth adjacent to the missing tooth to receive a crown.
- The replacement tooth and the 2 crowns are made to measure in the laboratory, in one piece.
- The dentist places the bridge permanently by cementing it to the 2 adjacent healthy teeth.
- The bridge should last about 10 years if you take good care of it. Your dentist will demonstrate how to use a silk threader to pass the silk around the artificial tooth in the center of the bridge.