Artificial restoration for mouths is extremely expensive, and if you are paying it without insurance, then it will cost you a lot.
Your dentist has taken your impression, and now he is telling you that you need a temporary Bridge before getting a permanent one, which increases the cost of treatment, so you want to skip the temporary one.
Many people don’t want to go for a temporary Bridge immediately after tooth extraction and want a permanent one.
Still, a temporary Bridge prevents many ailments, which we will discuss here in this article.
Temporary Bridge Immediately After Tooth Extraction
Many people think it is unnecessary to use a temporary Bridge before receiving permanent Restoration, but you can suffer from multiple oral issues without a temporary Bridge.
Also, not using a temporary crown or bridge before getting a permanent restoration can affect the fit of a permanent restoration.
Here we will look at some of the side effects you will face if you are not going for a temporary Bridge immediately after extraction.
If one or more teeth are missing in an arch, the surrounding teeth will try to occupy the space of missing teeth by drifting toward the direction of missing teeth.
With time other teeth will become slightly bent and cover the space. This will affect your bite greatly because all the teeth will be slightly bent.
You will start noticing this after one year of missing teeth, but in 2 to 3 weeks, the teeth will be slightly bent, which is not noticeable but can affect the fit of a permanent bridge. So it is always advised to go for a temporary bridge.
Loss Of Alveolar Bone
We all know that our body is made up of soft tissues, which are in shape because of bones, similar to teeth. Teeth are held in space with the help of jaw bones. If our jaw bone is dense, it will anchor teeth more efficiently and hold them in place.
Eating or drinking something will stimulate jaw muscles, just like an exercise for your jaw.
Bone Loss Mechanism
When you have a missing tooth, the exact teeth in the opposite arch will no longer have a spot, triggering bone loss in the jaw.
A temporary Bridge helps to maintain normal contact and will keep the bone stimulated.
If the space is left empty for a longer duration, it will result in the deterioration of the jaw bone and can also affect the surrounding teeth.
If your teeth are extracted, you will have a hollow space in the mouth. You have to pack this socket only for 2 to 3 days. After that, it will be an open hole in your mouth. The longer you wait for the permanent bridge, the greater the gum disease and infection risk.
You can also suffer from a dry socket if the clot is dislodged. Bacteria can enter the empty socket and infect your nerves, bones and associated structures.
Other Medical Ailments
The bacteria can enter the bloodstream and lead to many other serious health disorders like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and even cancer.
The open pocket will serve as a gateway for bacteria, and they will easily enter your gums resulting in gum inflammation, tooth loss and more bone loss.
Risk Of Losing Teeth Is Increases
If you have a missing tooth, it can create a Domino effect on the other teeth surrounding the missing teeth.
According to recent studies and research, when you don’t immediately replace your missing teeth, it will increase the risk of losing other teeth by 30%
There is no support for the surrounding teeth so they can be injured easily.
If your posterior teeth are missing, then the temporomandibular joint will also be shrunk with time.
This will affect your aesthetics and facial shape greatly. You can also suffer from speech problems and masticatory problems because of TMJ disorder.
You will start to feel a clicking and popping sound in the jaw. Also, you will be unable to open or close your jaw properly, so make sure to go for a temporary Bridge immediately if you don’t want to suffer from these problems.
Bite And Occlusion Problem
With time your teeth will easily drift, which will greatly affect your bite.
Bruxism And Bite Issue
The occlusal contact of the teeth of both arches will not be in accordance with the normal bite, and it can promote bruxism damage to the enamel of the teeth and headache.
You may face problems if you refuse to go for a temporary bridge. These problems are not minor and can affect you greatly in the long run. Also, the fit of your permanent bridge can be greatly affected. If you are not immediately going for a temporary Bridge, make sure to go for a temporary restoration.
For How Long Do You Have To Use A Temporary Bridge?
You have to wear a temporary Bridge until your permanent Bridge is fabricated in the lab. In most cases, you have to wear it for 2 to 3 weeks.
If multiple restorations are prepared in the lab for your mouth, then it may take longer than 2 to 3 weeks.
For example, in the case of dental implants, you may have to wear a temporary Bridge for several months so the bone can heal and a permanent Crown can be placed on it
Will Temporary Bridge Match With Other Teeth?
If you are concerned about your aesthetics and are worried that the artificial Crown will match the shape and color of your natural teeth, then don’t worry because it will match your natural teeth.
How Dentists Will Match The Color
Your dentist will use computer imaging technology to select the shape of a temporary bridge so that it will fit into your mouth perfectly or make an impression with the help of an impression compound and trays and construct a bridge on it.
The dentist will carefully match the shape of your permanent Crown with the other teeth so it doesn’t stand out.
Subtle Difference Between Temporary And Permanent Bridge
A temporary Crown can perfectly match your teeth, but it will not look as perfect as the permanent Bridge because it only has to stay there for a few weeks, so you don’t need to get a hundred percent perfection.
Sometimes you may also confuse the do’s and don’ts of extracted teeth care. If you are also missing something, don’t worry; look at What To Do After Tooth Extraction – Pain Or Gain.
For how long can you wear a temporary bridge?
If your jaw bone and surrounding tissues need healing time, you can wear a temporary Bridge for as long as six months.
Are temporary dental bridges strong?
Most temporary dental bridges are made up of acrylic and strong enough to bear masticatory forces.
Many people don’t want to go for a temporary Bridge immediately after tooth extraction and want a permanent Bridge. Still, in some cases, a permanent Bridge may take as long as six months.
In these six months, your bone and surrounding tissues can be greatly affected because of the missing teeth, so it is always best to go for a temporary Bridge as soon as possible.