Dental Bridge is one of the options of replacing missing teeth other than doing denture or implant. It is a fixed appliance/prosthesis which means it cannot be removed or taken out. The most important thing to look for before opting to do bridge is to…
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…
This time, my patient had a missing upper left center tooth. Of course few treatment options were given to her and she chose to do FRC bridge.
I started of with cleaning of teeth involved and isolating the area with rubber dam (black rubber sheet as shown in photo below)
FRC bridge treatment involves putting in or bonding up a fiber glass strand or strip that runs from one adjacent tooth across the missing area to the next adjacent tooth. This fiber glass strand is the one that will provide strength to the bridge composite build up.
Once the fiber strand is bonded and secured on the adjacent teeth surfaces, composite resin is added onto the fiber strand across the missing tooth area. The composite resin placed totally cover and embedded the fiber strand. More composite resin was added on and sculpted to shape like a center tooth.
Final part of the treatment was to polish the FRC bridge. Polishing was carried out to get a smooth and shiny surface. The smooth surface will make sure that food and plaque will not easily stuck and this will make it easier to keep the area clean.
These are photos of completed FRC bridge.
It is a one visit treatment and it normally takes around 2 hours to complete. If you need a fast and affordable way to replace a missing tooth, do consider doing FRC bridge. We will be happy to help you.
Uncle Jimmy recently lost his tooth and needed it to be replaced badly for an upcoming weekend event. He needed it fast and really didn’t want a denture as a replacement. So the best thing to do, was a fibre reinforced composite bridge! It took…