Dental Bridge

Dental bridges are units of crowns joined together to replace missing gaps that has existing teeth support

Dental bridges may be done:

  • to replace missing gap between 2 adjacent support teeth
  • placed over dental implants posts to replace multiple missing teeth

Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • it is natural looking
  • you can choose the shape, size and shades

Restorative Comestic Dentistry Center

To restore your smile and teeth, BIDH has an on-site digital dental laborotory to make your all ceramic zirconia bridges. Using CAD/CAM technologies, seeking treatment at BIDH allows for shorted treatment timings. Shade and shape may be adjusted with you at chairside during your visits with us.

Digital Lab Digital Smile Design

Prosthodontics

Cosmetic Dental Specialization

Type of Dental Bridge

There several constructs of dental bridges:

  1. Traditional Dental Bridges : consists one or more pontics (fake teeth) that are cemented onto the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth. The standard and most commonly done type of bridge treatment
  2. Cantilever Bridges : the pontic is supported by on one side
  3. Maryland Bridges : consists of a pontic that is held in place by a metal or porcelain framework bonded onto the backs of the two teeth adjacent
  4. Implant-Supported Bridges : supported by dental implants, bridge is suspended between two implant-supported crowns
Dental Implant Bridges

Like crowns, there are also several types of materials that may be used to form bridges:

  • Metal alloys or gold
  • Porcelain-fused-to Metal (PFM)
  • All Ceramics
  • Composite resin

Each type of material has its advantrages, you are able to read more on types of dental crowns.

More on Types of Dental Crowns
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Traditional Tooth Bridge

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Cantilever Tooth Bridge

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Maryland Dental Bridge

Procedure for Traditional Tooth Bridge

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Treatment Planning

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Tooth Prep Labwork

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Dental Bridge

1. Treatment Plan & Diagnoses

During your first visit, your prosthodontist discuss with you on options for missing teeth replacement. X-ray and a tooth impression may be taken as a model wax up.

If there is an existing tooth requiring removal, the tooth is normally first removed and left to heal for about 2 months. Only after bone and gumline has properly healed will the the dental bridge then begin.

2. Adjacent Teeth Preparation

During dental bridge treatment, the teeth that is ajacent to the missing gap is prepared, Your prosthodontist takes a tooth impression either through moulds or with a digital intraoral scanner of the prepared teeth and sends this to the dental laboratory.

The lab builds and fabricates your new bridge corresponding based on selected teeth shade and material. Temporary crowns are placed over the prepared tooth to cover and protect your tooth while waiting for delivery of the bridge.

3. Bonding Dental Bridge

On delivery of dental bridge, your dentist remove the temporary crowns and fits the bridge into place. The dental brdige is adjusted and confirmed with you before permanent bonding onto the side teeth.

Your prosthodontist checks your occlusion bite and makes some final adjustments to ensure proper fit.

Crowns Post Care Instuctions

Dental crowns are maintain simliar to your normal natural teeth.

  • follow good oral hygiene with brushing and flossing
  • maintain a healthy diet
  • avoid biting on hards foods
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