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Adhesive Bridges

The main difference of photopolymer (adhesive) bridge from porcelain-fused-to-metal one is that the former does not require considerable preparation of tooth tissues. Porcelain fused to metal requires at least 1.5 mm of space and boring less causes aesthetics and marginal seal problems. Marginal discrepancies may cause attendant caries or periodontitis resulting in the loss of tooth. Another advantage is that there is no patient-dentist-dental technician relation. Due to the distance between the dentist and dental technician sometimes the shape of the crown does not fit the face type or gender. The advantage of photopolymer is that lab stage is unnecessary, and there is no need to transfer information anywhere, which reduces the chance of mistakes. Adhesive technology of attaching the composite to the tooth tissues strengthens the tooth. One of the main advantages of photopolymers is that they can be repaired.

Modern adhesive technologies allow for the restoration of not only the decayed, but also previously extracted teeth. When one tooth is missing, our doctors can use the adjoining defective teeth without trimming them down and make an adhesive photopolymer bridge. Carious cavities in the adjoining teeth serve as support into which the load-bearing structure is installed. Then the carious cavities are filled with photopolymer in the usual way, and an artificial tooth is set on the load-bearing framework (metal bars, glass fiber). Unlike metal-ceramic bridges, this construction allows to keep the supporting teeth vital, and there is no need to remove the tooth tissue additionally. The teeth themselves are open for examination and can be treated the usual way, if necessary.


Presented below are the cases of making adhesive photopolymer bridge in the lateral area:




Creation of photopolymer bridge construction in the area
of the missing teeth 12 and 22:


Creation of photopolymer bridge construction in the area of the missing tooth 22: