Dental Bridges

What are Dental Bridges

A bridge may be the solution if you have one or more teeth missing, which will bridge the gap between them so that the fake teeth are in the middle. Gaps may lead to the remaining teeth shifting and resulting in a bad bite, gum disease or temporomandibular joint disorders.

They will be fixed on either side of the gap to use existing teeth as anchors, and some of them need the reinforcement of a crown. If these teeth are not healthy, the solution should be an implant to anchor your bridge properly.

They could be made of porcelain, Zirconia and a mix of porcelain and metal. We will assess your case and offer you a personalized solution here at College Gate Dental Clinic.

Dental Bridges

What are dental bridges used for?

A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth or side-by-side missing teeth. They can help you speak properly, chew more easily or keep teeth from moving. Besides, they restore a confident smile and ensure an even bite.

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Am I suitable to get this treatment?

They are a good option for patients with more than a single tooth to replace, as well as being less expensive than most of the other restoration options. 

 

Alternative treatments

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots, providing a strong foundation for permanent replacement teeth, and they are made to match your natural teeth. They are costlier than dental bridges, and they are recommended if you have only a tooth missing.

Dentures are an alternative if you have many teeth missing, but they don’t function like natural teeth, and they can be uncomfortable. They also collect plaque and food, thus encouraging decay.

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What are the pros and cons of dental bridges?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Dental Bridges?

It’s a prosthesis that bridges the space between healthy teeth on either side of the gap so that they hold a false tooth. It cannot be removed. There are traditional bridges, which involve placing a crown or implant on your teeth around the gap; cantilever bridges, which involve placing a crown on one side of the missing teeth; and resin-bonded bridges, which involve using metal or porcelain wings bonded to one or both teeth adjacent to the gap.

They usually last at least 5-7 years, and with good oral health habits, they could last over 10 years, but it depends on the foods you eat or if you use sports shields or mouthguards.

Getting the floss underneath is hard, because it takes a precise angle. Sometimes, even the tissues surrounding the bridge can make it more difficult if they are inflamed, not allowing the floss to get underneath. Call us at College Gate Dental Clinic, and we will explain to you how to clean under your dental bridge carefully.

It should fit flush against your gum line, but they shouldn’t have too much space because food can get caught in, creating bad breath and gum disease.

Your dental bridge may last up to 10 years, but if in your yearly check-ups, your dentist identifies a problem or your bridge is broken, it can be easily repaired.

A dental bridge looks like a row of teeth because it bridges over a gap to join two pieces of land in order to make your teeth even.

It replaces missing teeth with false ones. Your dentist will attach the bridge to the teeth on either side of the gap. They are then fixed in place and that’s it, you have your smile restored back.

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Dental Bridges Treatment Process

What is the process in getting dental bridges?

It involves 2 or more visits to our clinic usually. Before that, your healthy teeth serving as anchors for the bridge may need a crown to stand up the additional pressure. If they aren’t healthy, you should consider an extraction and implants.

Then, on the first visit, an impression of your teeth will be made, and this will be sent to the dental laboratory. Your dentist will set a temporary dental bridge on your teeth until your next visit.

On the second visit, your permanent bridge will be ready, and they will be bonded to the supporting teeth in place. Your smile will be finally restored.

Price list

Treatment prices for Missing Teeth

Treatment   Price
Dentures
Acrylic denture €450 – €1,160

Metal denture

€935 – €1,870

Bridges
Fixed bridge €715

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Ready to get Dental Bridges?

Did you know that bridges may be the solution if you need to replace a few teeth? Gaps between your remaining teeth can lead to gum disease, temporomandibular joint disorders and more. But don’t worry – bridges are here for help! Make sure to schedule an appointment with us today so we can help fix that problem! We want all our patients’ smiles to look their best at all times. If you need more information, please contact us at College Gate Dental Clinic. We would love to help!

Call us, email us or visit us to discuss your treatment options, we have a wide range of dental experts which you can choose from, with over 20 years of experience, you know you are in good hands.

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