Dental bridges consist of two crowns for the teeth on either side of a gap and a false tooth in between. Types of bridges include traditional bridges (made of porcelain), cantilever bridges, and Maryland bonded bridges (made of plastic). Bridges can last from five to 15 years, or longer. Read more: Bridges Article
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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is a disorder that causes symptoms like pain, clicking, and popping of the jaw. TMJ is caused by injury to the temporomandibular joint. Stress, poor posture, jaw trauma, genetic predisposition, and inflammatory disorders are risk factors for the condition. A variety of self-care measures (application of ice, use of over-the-counter pain medication, massage, relaxation techniques) and medical treatment options (dental splint, Botox, prescription medications, surgery) are available to manage TMJ. The prognosis of TMJ is good with proper treatment.
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