A dental bridge is a most commonly used affordable and low-risk treatment for missing teeth. The dental bridge is so called because it bridges the gap created when teeth are lost. The typical bridge comprises one or more artificial teeth, which are held in place by two dental crowns.
Types of Bridges
These are assisted by two crowns on either side of the gap in a patient’s smile. Normally, these crowns will go directly on top of a patient’s adjacent teeth. To place this type of restoration, the dentist will require to reshape the nearby teeth to make room for the bridge.
The dentist will only crown one adjacent tooth to fix a cantilever bridge. This single crown will support the entire restoration, which commonly consists of two pontics. Dentists do not typically suggest cantilever bridges on back teeth.
Maryland Bonded Bridges
The Maryland bonded bridge, involves minimal modification of the surrounding teeth. Rather, the pontic will have two small wings, which will attach to the adjacent teeth. To fix this type of bridge, the dentist will simply need to micro-etch the two supporting teeth to create a stronger bond for the restoration.Genrally, dentists use Maryland bonded bridge to replace a single missing tooth.
Normally bridges are permanently fixed in a patient’s mouth; some people may gain an advantage from a removable bridge. Like traditional bridges, removable restorations are custom crafted to match a patient’s natural teeth. Removable bridges typically cost less than crown or implant-supported restorations. But, they do not offer the same stability as a fixed bridge can provide.
These are most commonly used bridges. These crowns fixed directly on top of a damaged tooth. Therefore the dentist must reshape these teeth to make room for the bridge and create a stable base for the new restoration.
Quick view to Dental Bridge Process
Our dentist will create a custom bridge for your mouth that will look and function like your natural teeth. At your first visit, the area is numbed and a dental hand piece is used to prepare the neighboring teeth that will support the bridge. Then, impressions are taken of the prepared teeth and a temporary bridge is placed to protect the teeth. The impressions are aids to fabricate a model of your mouth on which the final bridge is made. The final bridge is then cemented and hooked to the neighboring teeth, so there is nothing to worry about removing or altering the bridge once it is cemented in your mouth.
Candidate for a Dental Bridge
Anyone who is missing one to three consecutive teeth is a candidate for a dental bridge. Generally fixed or removable partial denture is applicable for those who are missing a larger number of teeth. The surrounding teeth will serve as the foundation for a dental bridge. Therefore, these teeth must be healthy and free from decay. Additionally, if a patient has unchecked gum disease, a dentist may treat this condition before placing a bridge.
What it Costs
After consultation our Dental team will give you cost estimation for Dental Bridge Treatment. While estimating cost for Dental Bridge we have to consider the following factors.
Two things must be precisely established:
- What type of crown is being referred to: the fees for different types of crowns (gold, all ceramics, etc.) typically vary.
- The location where the procedure is performed: the cost of a dental treatment can vary depending on the country where the procedure is performed and even areas of the same country may charge different prices.
Dr. Deepinder Singh Duggal is dedicated to providing customized care to the discriminating needs of his patients. He offers options for your path to optimal dental health for a lifetime. Each patient is served on an individual basis with plenty of time for treatment and discussion of each visit to insure a comfortable, professional and personal relationship.
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Dr. Deepinder Singh Duggal is the founder of the 32 Pearls Multispeciality Dental Clinic, Pune. He is extremely passionate to provide his patients the best in dental treatment by utilizing state of the art modern equipment. To pursue his passion, he regularly updates his professional knowledge and puts lots of efforts to keep abreast of recent advances in treatment methodologies. Deepinder has a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and Full Mouth Reconstruction.