A resin bridge is a false tooth that is used to replace natural teeth that are missing or damaged. It is placed in gaps and attached to adjacent teeth or dental implants using crowns. Resin bridges are designed to match the size and color of adjacent teeth to the best possible degree. They are an effective way to:
- Eliminate gaps in the smile
- Improve chewing and speech faculties
- Prevent cheeks to sink in as a result of missing teeth
- Have a better biting ability
- Prevent other teeth from drifting out of position.
Resin bridges are therefore handy tools in cosmetic dentistry although they have non-cosmetic uses as well. Gaps between teeth cause teeth to drift in the long-term.
This results in creation of more gaps and encourages accumulation of bacteria in those gaps. Lower oral hygiene results so that problems such as dental decay may arise. A resin bridge helps stabilize adjacent teeth and promotes long-term oral health.
Resin dental bridges are used to repair front teeth. They are typically less expensive than traditional fixed bridges. Resin bridges are also much less difficult to prepare. Fewer appointments with the dentist are needed to place a resin dental bridge than with other bridges.
The advantage of a resin dental bridge is that it places much less strain on adjacent teeth. This is because the resin dental bridge is not attached to dental crowns. Instead the resin bridge is fused to metal bands that are bonded to surrounding teeth using a resin.
With a resin dental bridge in place, a person needs to practice good oral hygiene in order to preserve it for many years. Brushing and flossing is to be done twice daily. Special attention must be given to the bridge to keep it clean at all times. This will increase its longevity.
Good care will make a resin bridge last for 10-15 years. Moreover diet and eating habits have to be modified a little until the person is used to the resin dental bridge. Soft foods or food cut into small pieces should be consumed.