Dental Bridges

If you have one or more missing teeth we can bridge the gaps in your smile!

WHaving one or more missing teeth can be a distressing experience. Having missing teeth can affect your bite, causing pain or difficulty eating let alone cosmetic concerns.  

What happens if missing teeth are not restored?

  • restoring your smile
  • restoring the ability to properly chew
  • restoring your speech and phonation
  • maintaining the shape of your face

If you are missing a tooth or a number of teeth, we can offer you different replacement options. Dental implant supported crowns and bridges are the gold standard treatment option. We strongly suggest our patients to consider this option first for replacement of missing teeth.

However dental implants may be costly and not all patients can afford it. Besides individuals may not be willing to undergo the surgery for implant insertion which can be complex when severe bone loss occurred following loss of teeth.

Tooth-Supported Fixed Bridge

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Tooth-supported bridges is made up of two or more crowns for the real teeth on either side of the gap caused by missing tooth/teeth and a false tooth/teeth in between. They are usually made from porcelain to aesthetically blend in with your natural teeth.
Teeth adjacent to the gap must be ground down in order to support the bridge. The artificial tooth being held in place by dental crowns fit like a glove onto the adjacent anchor teeth and is permanently cemented in place.
Dental bridges are a suitable replacement for missing teeth so long as the surrounding teeth are strong enough to support the bridge and have adequate bone support.
 

Fixed bridges are strong and reliable and in most cases they feel and look very much like natural teeth. Dental bridges can last 5-15 years and even longer if your personal hygiene and home care is maintained at a high level.

The fake teeth in dental bridges look and function like real teeth.

 

How long does it take to fabricate dental bridge?

It generally takes roughly 3-4 visits and 7-10 days to make your dental bridge.
• First, the tooth is shaped removing precise amounts of the tooth structure to make space for the crown material. Then impressions are taken to create a copy of your teeth.
• Temporary crowns are made to cover the surfaces of the prepared teeth and prevent sensitivity during the fabrication of crowns.
• Necessary checks and adjustments were made on the metal or zirconia substructures which sent back to the dental lab for production of the porcelain layer.
• Tooth color, shape, fitting of the crown will be checked. We will also make sure your teeth bite together correctly.
• After final clinical adjustments it is ready to be cemented.