One of the greatest problems regarding dentistry is the loss of teeth. The loss can be accidental or due to some dental problem. To have your smile back on your face the dentists all around the world has come up with a prosthesis which is known as ‘dental bridge’ or the dental bridging of the lost teeth. What does the prosthesis mean? Prosthesis is a man performed process of getting back a lost tooth. Obviously, the original tooth is replaced with an artificial one. It is not necessary that prosthesis involves only the ‘entire tooth’ replacement. But sometimes one or more damaged parts of a tooth are filled in.
Dental prosthesis includes replacement of a tooth for beautification purpose. That is, in some people the teeth are organized in a manner that gives an ugly look to them. The dentist makes them look good and get going with your facial structure. This is known as cosmetic dental prosthesis. A dental prosthodontist should be experienced at least of 3 to 4 years after the dental college studies. One of the most commonly practiced dental prosthesis is dental bridge. Others include a long list that consists of Amalgam, crowns, implantations, surgeries, dentures, fixed prosthodontics, inlays and outlays, removable prosthodontics etc.
The process of dental bridging involves the usage of an artificial tooth. As the artificial tooth can never be compared with an original one in hardness and everything, a crown is used to support the tooth. Moreover, the dentist place the artificially made tooth over the area from where the original tooth have been missed and then make it stay there permanently. Only the dentist can remove this tooth. It is the choice of a patient to choose the material of which the patient wishes to have an artificial tooth. The materials used in making teeth are chinaware, metallic porcelain and gold. A dentist, sometimes, decides which should be the right material for you.
Foremost is the preparing an artificial tooth. This is when the material is used which have already been decided either by the patient or the dentist. The tooth preparation takes considerable attention and artwork. This is because an inappropriate tooth can make the adjacent teeth weaker as well and also possess weakness. Impression is a term you might have heard quite several times in dental practices. It is when a patient gives a picture or imprint of his teeth on a substance that will take the details of the teeth which are required in tooth preparation and tooth implantation. Using this information along with the impression, either the dentist himself or some technicians come up with an artificially made tooth in a dental laboratory. Last is placing the tooth at its place, the process known as cementation. The dentist has to make it sure that the both the bridge and the tooth are at the same and right position. The impression already have been taken might also assist the dentist in correct placement of the tooth. After this, the dentist cements the tooth and bridge onto the location.