Dental Implants and Bridges: Improving Every Year
According to a recent article from Herald Online, the demand for dental crowns and bridges is expected to skyrocket within the next four years. The reason: technology. In the past, bridges and implants have been painful to introduce to patients. Now, with the introduction of computer-aided design, the manufacturing and creation of these implants will be even more accurate.
Now more than ever, adults are needing implants due to edentulous.Dental diseases are unfortunately increasing and thus the demand for crowns and bridges is rising. Adults are losing teeth due to poor oral hygiene and periodontal disease.
One of the major factors in this change for adults is the economy and high unemployment rate.
How can you avoid getting dental implants? Sometimes there’s just no getting around it. For example, any type of major accident, whether it’s sports related or a car accident, can cause the loss of a tooth. The loss of a tooth can also shift the entire bite.
Major candidates for dental bridges would be those who have lost one to three teeth. Dental bridges and crowns are the best method; although implants are a great option, they can be much more costly than bridges.
The Dental Bridges and Implants Procedure:
The procedure is simple and mild: there is an anesthetic applied to numb the area, during which an impression is made and sent to the dental lab; a temporary bridge is put into place while the impression is made; finally, during the second appointment, the temporary bridge is removed and a new bridge with the accurate bite is put into place.
Dental bridges can last 5-10 years if they are well maintained. Although it is rare, if your bridge does chip, you must see your dentist immediately to correct the issue. Bridges can vary in pricing depending on how much repair is needed.