A dental bridge is a dental procedure designed to replace one or more missing teeth. False teeth are created to fill the gap and are anchored in place using healthy teeth on either side of the gap.
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A dental bridge is a false tooth, otherwise known as a pontic, that is held in place by anchoring it to the surrounding teeth. The pontic is specially shaped to fit your mouth and the anchoring teeth will need to be recontoured to hold the bridge in place effectively.
During your initial consultation your dental surgeon will assess your suitability for dental bridge surgery. Good candidates for dental bridges are patients with healthy teeth surrounding the gap you wish to fill. If your surgeon detects any underlying conditions with the surrounding teeth that may develop in the coming years, they may recommend a dental implant instead, as this form of dental procedure is not reliant on the presence of strong abutment teeth. You dentist should run through the advantages of each procedure regardless and may need to take an X-ray to get a proper sense of which one is ideal for you.
Your dentist will use a local anesthetic while recontouring the abutment teeth to hold the crowns that will hold the bridge in place. The final procedure, where the bridge is cemented in place, is usually painless but your dentist may opt for the use of a local anesthetic again to ensure a comfortable experience.
Dental bridges involve a two-part procedure.
There are three main types of dental bridges available.
By far the most common choice when it comes to the use of bridges, the traditional dental bridge involves the placement of a pontic that is held in place by crowns anchored on teeth on either side (often called abutment teeth). This is generally considered to be the most secure kind of dental bridge. Downsides include the need to file abutment teeth to take the crowns, which involves the removal of the enamel from those teeth. This is a permanent step and means that those teeth will always require the protection of a crown.
Cantilever bridges are very similar to traditional dental bridges except that they are only anchored to one abutment tooth. This makes them a good choice where there is only one abutment tooth present, or where the opposite tooth has a condition or issue that would render it unsuitable for such a role. Drawbacks of the cantilever bridge include additional stress and leverage that can be placed on the supporting tooth, which in some cases can cause fractures and crown loosening.
A good choice for those who do not wish to deal with the long term consequences of reshaping surrounding teeth is the Maryland bridge. This involves the use of a pontic that is held in place by other means, including porcelain or metallic frameworks. While this is much quicker and involves less commitment to a particular course of action in comparison to the other two kinds of bridges, the Maryland bridge also offers drawbacks. For one, the framework is held in place with resin attached to the back of the surrounding two teeth. This resin may come loose when subject to force. The framework itself may also cause some discomfort to gums or when eating.
The loss of a tooth or several teeth can have a strong impact on individuals, particularly when located in an especially visible spot. Bridges can be a great way to restore your confidence and your eating and speaking functions. However, each one comes with its own requirements and commitments and you should aim to balance your desire for a fast outcome with the benefits of a long-term strategy. You should spend time with your dentist going through all the available options before making a decision.
A successful dental bridge procedure will offer a number of benefits including the restoration of your smile and the shape of your face as well as the ability to chew and speak as you did before.
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October 14, 2019| Sani Dental Group, Mexico
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July 17, 2019| Dental Center Repic, Croatia
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June 25, 2019| Ebru Ersan Dental Clinic, Turkey
Thank you very much for the great job and the highly appreciated showed friendly hospitality
I had several teeth problems in my lower jaw. The molar teeth right side were wobbling and bad breathing was unbearable. I am a smoker for decades, due to that two incisors teeth were also slightly wobbling and almost going out of lower jaw gum. In order to repair these bad teeth this kind of treatment would have cost a hell of a lot of money here in Switzerland. Notice: I have double citizen right, namely Turkish and Swiss. As I know the quality in Turkey will be at least the same (even better) compared to Switzerland and the price is far less than here in Switzerland. Mrs. Ebru recommended me to treat the wisdom tooth by using bone grafting method. But for molars teeth, that was not a possible treatment to rescue them. The recommendation was to remove these bad teeth and setting two implants. And for two incisors teeth, she recommends me to have a Zirconia-Bridge on four incisors teeth. Now! After flawless treatment, I can talk to the people without having any inhibitions since I know that I don’t have bad breathing. I am smiling happily since my teeth are looking brilliant. When I eat or drink, I don’t feel pain anymore. I feel very comfortable and confident with the actual condition of my teeth and am thankful with the treatment carried out by Mrs. Ebru. I was searching for a dental clinic which has experienced and knowledgeable about the above mentioned teeth problems. Several relatives and friends told me about Mrs. Ebru’s clinic and recommended me to go there since they have good experience over the years. I went to the clinic and since then I became a very happy patient of Mrs. Ebru. As I went there for the first time I was impressed by the very clean, highly modern dental clinic and how I was friendly/warm-hearted welcomed by Mrs. Ebru and her working team. In the meeting, after the first investigation of my bad teeth, Mrs. Ebru explained to me in a simple way, in order that I could understand/follow technical conversation, what kind of treatment she imagines. From the beginning I was totally convinced and felt happy that I was speaking with a highly educated and experienced dentist. I was relieved by getting the feeling “Yes now I came to the correct
address”. Mrs. Ebru and her team did an amazing job. Since this treatment, I never ever had any problem with the treated teeth. I want to point out that the job and used material quality is the best one which I never had previously. During the treatment, I recognized that Mrs. Ebru (almost!) never asked her assistants for the tools she needs. Assistants could follow her work and pre-prepared their self for the next step before she asked. They are really a very well established team! I want to give my statement/opinion as a small thanks to Mrs. Ebru and her team for the great job they did. Since I found the correct address respectively huge experienced dentist for every kind of the teeth-treatment now I am happy to say that I have more teeth in my mouth which will be treated inevitably in the future. Thank you very much, Mrs. Ebru, for a great job and the highly appreciated showed friendly hospitality.
June 5, 2019| Terenyi Clinic, Hungary
I am still very pleased with my smile.
My best wishes to all your staff. You were all very kind and patient with me. I am still very pleased with my smile.
March 4, 2019| Dentram, Turkey
THANK YOU ALL!
The healing took about a week with temporary bridges put on. After that the final bridges were ready and the adjustments took three days to make the perfect teeth for me. I thank very much the staff of the prosthesis and the doctor who was involved in the tedious perfection job she did. THANK YOU ALL!
February 20, 2017| Hospitadent Mecidiyeköy, Turkey
Great experience with super friendly staff
I would recommend that you go for your dental treatment to Hospitadent. It is very well working in terms of excellent hygiene as well as both in quality of physicians and service to the patient. Very professional.
January 19, 2017| MDental Clinic Hungary, Hungary
I returned to France with healthy, aesthetic and efficient teeth!
I had a splendid one week stay at MDental Clinic in Budapest. Very well supported by a highly skilled dentist. Extremely professional!! I would recommend this place to anyone who would have significant dental treatment to do. I had a excellent operation at MDental Clinic.
September 22, 2016| Hospitadent Mecidiyeköy, Turkey
I don't have any problems with my teeth anymore
Hi, I’m here for 23 years and I have got some problems with my teeth. After meeting with this hospital (Hospitadent) I am really happy because I don't have any problems with my teeth anymore. Thank you for everything. My doctor Sergul is a really kind woman and very successful in her job. See you soon. Amy
August 25, 2016| 3G Dentist, Poland
Comfort, no pain, trust
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August 5, 2016| Phuket Dental Signature, Thailand
My teeth look amazing now.
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