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Finally, her makeover with Fiber reinforced composite bridge: Dr Nik

Finally, her makeover with Fiber reinforced composite bridge: Dr Nik

Three months ago…she has two missing lower front teeth and the plan was to replace it with a fiber reinforced composite bridge (FRC bridge). Appointment was made but unfortunately something came up and she failed to attend the appointment. Two more failed appointments followed before…

Gaining back the confidence with FRC bridge: Dr Nik

Gaining back the confidence with FRC bridge: Dr Nik

We can’t deny that teeth plays an important role in ones’ confidence. Having a straight align teeth will give us confidence to freely smile, talk and meet up with other people. This is the reason why this patient came to see me last week. He…

Replacing missing teeth with a bridge: Dr Nik

Replacing missing teeth with a bridge: Dr Nik

It is advisable to replace missing tooth or teeth in order to prevent serious dental issues in future, while preserving oral functioning and improving your smile.

Apart from denture which is the most popular solution in replacing missing tooth or teeth, there’s also a bridge or implant. While a denture is a removable prosthesis, both bridge and implant are fixed prosthesis.

Today I’m going to share a recent case where I did a bridge on my patient to replace her two misssing teeth. There’s few types of bridges and I did a porcelain fused to metal bridge for this patient.

A bridge is a prosthesis to replace missing teeth where we will use the adjacent teeth next to missing teeth as the anchor for the prosthesis. These two adjacent teeth will need to be trimmed or cut into a smaller version of the teeth as shown in picture below of my recent case.

Two adjacent teeth trimmed into smaller size

The space created by trimming or cutting the teeth will allow us to fabricate caps or crowns on these two teeth and they will be joined or fused together with the ones build to replace the missing teeth. Examples is like pictures below.

The bridge will then be fitted and cemented to the adjacent teeth after fitting check up and bite adjustment done if needed. Below is the picture of my recent case after cementing the bridge.

Porcelain fused to metal bridge after cementation.

Patient was given oral hygiene instructions on how to keep the bridge clean and is advised to come for regular check ups to make sure that the bridge can last long.

Need to replace your missing teeth with bridge?…or thinking of upgrading your present denture with a bridge? Come and visit us, we are ready to help you!

Dr Nik (nik@drfauziah.com)

Cara cepat untuk menggantikan gigi yang hilang secara tetap: Dr Nik.

Cara cepat untuk menggantikan gigi yang hilang secara tetap: Dr Nik.

Ada beberapa sebab atau punca gigi perlu dicabut. Antaranya gigi yang patah teruk atau gigi yang mengalami kerosakan karies (lubang) yang tidak dapat diselamatkan. Ada juga gigi yang perlu dicabut kerana sudah bergoyang dan ada yang mengalami kemalangan yang menyebabkan gigi tercabut! Walau apapun punca…

Natural looking Fiber reinforced composite bridge: Dr Nik

Natural looking Fiber reinforced composite bridge: Dr Nik

White and straight alignment of teeth has always been the perception of a perfect teeth. However, imperfection might be a perfection for some people. This principal is what this patient’s hold and he requested me to duplicate the condition of his adjacent teeth when I…