Ceramic bridges are dental bridges used to replace the form and function of a lost tooth. These are prosthetic units with improved esthetics. Unlike implants that require surgical intervention, these are fixed on the teeth present adjacent to the missing teeth. They are cemented using dental cement. Also, they are cost-effective compared to an implant. These are mostly preferred to replace the anterior teeth where esthetics is of great concern. Disadvantages include wearing away or chipping the opposing natural tooth, prone to fracture or crack, etc.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have got problems with four different teeth. My front tooth is extremely sensitive and painful most of the time. A molar has had a deep filling that was done about a month and a half ago. Still, it hurts, and my dentist said it is nothing to worry. It feels as if shooting pains and some... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For the front teeth, get a radiograph done. Maybe there is some trauma to the tooth and it requires root canal treatment. For deeply filling tooth, if the pain is there, then that can be... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a dental implant to replace one of my lower front teeth. At the time of the surgery, I was informed that I had bone loss, so they did a bone graft on the spot and placed the implant. The abutment was left out so that I could put a temporary tooth on the top of it (inste... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The temporary should never have been placed along with the placement of the implant. The implant space should have been closed using sutures and waited for four to six months before giving any load over it. The implant mostly failed due to the load on it and poss... Read Full »
Query: Hello, About 5 years ago I had wire braces for my teeth. And to have the braces on, I had 4 teeth extracted because my teeth were overcrowded. As far as I know, a lot of orthodontists take out premolars to create space. But for some reason my orthodontist took out 2 premolars, 1 molar on my bottom l... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes orthodontists do extract molars if there is very severe crowding of the teeth. In your case, as you said there was severe crowding. Now you have space present where the molars where previously present and hence you are unable to chew properly. Is your second mol... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have an impacted tooth in the roof of my mouth and I do not have a top left canine. What are my options to fill the gap? A bridge or an implant? Or anything else? Not braces please and the fewer appointments are better. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I need to know your age. The treatment plan varies according to the age factor. Secondly, the impacted tooth no matter where it is, it should be 100% removed. This is done to reduce the possibility of complications in the future. It cannot even form a cys... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am 21 year old male. I have a milk tooth. It is the second premolar. The X-ray does not show any signs of a normal tooth under or near it. The doctor said that an implant is necessary. So, is it necessary? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The milk tooth in adults is called as a retained deciduous tooth. You can first go for an extraction of your deciduous (milk tooth). Then you have the options of going for an implant, RPD (removable partial denture) or FPD (fixed partial denture). Considering your age... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. Can a Maryland bridge or any bridge move up, down, right or left? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your question, what I can understand is that you are asking if a bridge can move during the act of talking or chewing. If that is what you meant, then the answer is no, because the bridge is cemented to the adjacent teeth firmly. It will never move but in case i... Read Full »