Dental bridge is a restorative treatment with versatile applications that replaces gaps between teeth with natural looking prosthetics. The structure comes in many forms and is applied differently depending on the area in the mouth.
Types Of Dental Bridge At Dentakay
At Dentakay we provide more than one type of dental bridge treatments to restore the natural appeal of missing teeth in various around the mouth.
1- Traditional Dental Bridge
A traditional dental bridge consists of 3 to 4 consecutive crowns. To be suitable for traditional bridges you need to have healthy teeth at the end of each gap. Or even dental implants. Why? Because your dentist cements the crowns on the tooth or dental implant on both ends. So if the dental bridge consists of 4 crowns, then two will go in the middle replacing the gaps. Whereas the last and first will be cemented over neighbour teeth or implants.
The traditional dental bridge is most suitable for teeth at the back.
2- Maryland Dental Bridge
The Maryland dental bridge comes in the form of a tooth with wing-like metals on each side. Marlyland bridge replaces a gap and holds its anchor by cementing it’s wings on the back of the teeth adjacent to it. Similar to traditional dental bridge, you need to have teeth or dental implants on either side of the gap.
Maryland bridge is best for teeth on the front that are visible when you smile. This is because they don’t have sufficient force to handle the pressure molars do.
3- Cantilever Dental Bridge
With a cantilever bridge the structure comes in the form of a tooth attached to a dental crown. The tooth replaces a missing gap and gains anchor by cementing the adjacent crown on a neighbour tooth or a dental implant.
A cantilever dental bridge is best for teeth near the canines or canines themselves. They’re only suitable if you have only one missing tooth.
They’re not suitable for the back teeth because the pressure and force is immense on the molars. In other words, cantilever dental bridge can’t handle this force.
Procedure Of Dental Bridge
Procedure begins by your dentist first evaluating your oral health. You need to be clear of any underlying issue before placement of dental bridge.
Next comes the evaluation of your mouth and missing teeth. You need to have teeth at each end of the gap. If not your doctor will suggest getting implants beforehand. Because traditional dental bridges need to be cemented over dental implants or natural teeth.
Then comes the step of choosing material for your bridge. At Dentakay we have a comprehensive collection. Our dentists will recommend the best material for you according to the following:
- History of allergy
- Price range
- Aesthetic goals
After this our dentists will take impressions of your mouth and send these details to a manufacturer. In a few weeks you can get your customized dental bridge.
If you want your one-day dental bridge, consider our CEREC technology.
Longevity Of A Dental Bridge
A dental bridge as a maximum longevity of 15 years, similar to dental implants. But many factors such as improper care and poor dental hygiene can all impact the lifespan of a dental bridge.
Benefits Of Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is a restorative treatment that replaces missing teeth. By doing so it addresses multiple issues that teeth-loss causes. These include:
- Fixing speech problems and pronunciation
- Restoring the aesthetic appeal of a smile
- Improving chewing
- Improving bite and adjusting force distribution across the jaw
- Stopping your teeth from moving which is a phenomenon that occurs over extended period of tooth-loss
CEREC Dental Bridge
At Dentakay, we offer a versatile range of dental bridge material. You can learn about them here.
But if you opt for ceramic crowns, which have excellent durability and longevity, we can apply the CEREC technology for dental bridge at Dentakay.
The CEREC treatment allows us to manufacture the bridge right away. By using artificial intelligence, computer assisted design and manufacturing, and 3D printers; you can get your customized dental bridge right away in one session.
Granted you’re opting for ceramic as the raw material for your dental bridge.
Cost Of Dental Bridge
It is difficult to standardize treatment cost with dental bridge. This is because it’s dependent on type and the material you opt for, as well as techniques such as CEREC.