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Do porcelain dental bridges lose bone?

oleh My Auris (2022-06-26)

Bone loss is a phenomenon of reduction in the size and density of the jawbone mainly caused by tooth loss, in some other cases it can also be caused by periodontal disease. So, in case of bone loss, should I do a porcelain bridge? To answer questions with My Auris learn about this method!

1. The phenomenon of jaw bone loss after tooth loss

Jaw bone loss will occur when the loss of teeth is long, usually more than 6 months. After losing a tooth, the jawbone no longer stimulates the chewing activity of the tooth, which will gradually degenerate and disappear. This phenomenon occurs both horizontally and vertically.

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  • Horizontal jaw bone loss: The width of the jawbone gradually narrows, causing adjacent teeth to tilt into the space of missing teeth. In the long term, it can damage the natural bite of the jaw, making it difficult for you to chew.
  • Longitudinal jaw bone loss: The jawbone below the gum line is sunken down, causing the gums to shrink, no longer as full as before. 

Besides, the degree of bone loss will depend on the location of each person. 

2. Do porcelain dental bridges lose bone?

The principle of using porcelain bridges is to replace lost teeth by designing at least 3 porcelain crowns, 1 middle porcelain crown replaces the missing tooth and the other 2 are fixed on the adjacent real tooth. tooth grinding. With this method, the doctor will grind the pulp of the two teeth next to the missing tooth position, if the two teeth are healthy enough. 

After restoring the lost teeth, it will correct the defects on the teeth, restore the ability to chew and the aesthetics of the jaw. Besides, depending on the type of porcelain you choose, the durability and aesthetics vary.

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So, although porcelain bridges are highly appreciated for their effectiveness after restoration, it is still necessary to consider the issue of whether porcelain bridges have bone loss? In fact, making porcelain bridges does not prevent bone loss complications. Because:

  • Porcelain bridge restorations do not have replacement denture roots. Over time, the bone tissue that has no fulcrum will gradually decline in both horizontal and vertical directions.
  • The essence of the porcelain bridge technique is to borrow the support force from the teeth next to the position to ensure the chewing force of the denture. Therefore, the stimulation force at the site of tooth loss is not guaranteed, so the molars will disappear.

Do porcelain bridges have bone loss or not will show signs on the manifestations of teeth after restoration. After a period of time, you will feel under the porcelain bridge being concave, forming a space between the gum and the denture. 

Therefore, although it improves chewing function and aesthetics, this is still not a method of dental implantation recommended by experts.

3. What is the life span of porcelain dental bridges based on?

To prolong the life of a porcelain bridge based on factors such as bone loss, oral care, etc. This factor not only contributes to ensuring safety problems for you, but also improves the life expectancy of tooth bridge.

a. Degree of bone resorption

The technique of making a bridge does not completely replace the lost tooth root. Because this method does not prevent bone loss. In particular, when the jawbone shows signs of resorption, there will appear gaps at the position of the bridge. Not only affects the aesthetics but also adversely affects the ability to chew. 

So, how long a porcelain bridge can be used depends on the degree of bone loss. There are many cases where jaw bone loss happens quickly, but there are also cases where it happens slowly. Therefore, the time to use the bridge will be different for each customer.

b. How to take care of your teeth 

One of the most important factors that determine the longevity of a bridge is the method of oral care of the customer. Advantages of oral hygiene and care:

  • Regular oral hygiene, regular brushing removes plaque inside the oral cavity.
  • Poor hygiene will create favorable conditions for bacteria to grow. This is the cause of developing problems such as tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontitis, etc. 
  • In particular, before making a porcelain bridge, you must pay attention to the bridge technique.

Usually, after making a porcelain bridge, the doctor will instruct you on how to take care of your teeth. Therefore, you should strictly follow the instructions prescribed by your doctor, the best results will be achieved!

  •  Brush your teeth at least 2 times a day 
  •  Change your toothbrush often 
  •  Thorough oral hygiene helps to remove any remaining debris.
  •  Regularly use dental floss and antiseptic water to clean your teeth.
4. What method to prevent bone loss effectively?

At this time, the effective method to restore lost teeth and prevent tooth loss is Implant. This modern dental technique is the leading solution. In terms of this method, it is much higher than making a bridge and prevents bone loss of Implant. 

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With this technique, for cases of bone loss, this technique such as sinus lift - bone grafting, etc., the jaw bone tissue at the position of tooth loss can restore both length, width and height. 

With the implant method, it has the same structure as real teeth. So this method is effective for people with jawbone loss. For this technique requires a high level of expertise. Therefore, you should look for a reputable dental address to avoid adverse health effects.

Through the above article, surely you will understand clearly about the characteristics of the method of making a tooth bridge with bone loss? However, it is not possible to prevent bone loss, but a bridge is still a very good solution. Come to My Auris dental clinic to effectively overcome the defects of missing teeth. 

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