Dental Bridge

All you need to know about Dental bridge

Around 14 million patients travel across the world to get treatments along with enjoying a holiday trip. Many of them are dental patients which prefer dental tourism for getting their treatments done. If you also have to get dental bridges, and planning a trip abroad to spend time with your family, you must consider dental tourism as a viable option.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is just like a crown, it is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The only difference is a crown can be placed on a single tooth while to place a bridge we need two or more teeth. The bridge is glued on the top of the teeth, on both sides of the gap so that the pontic i.e. prosthetic teeth is held in place. Pontics i.e. the false tooth can be made of gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of all these materials.

Your dentist may recommend you any of the following bridges:

  • Traditional bridges
  • Cantilever bridges
  • Maryland bridges
  • Composite bridge
  • Implant supported bridge

When to get a bridge?

Your dentist will suggest you to go for dental bridges in any of the following cases:

  • Close the gap among the teeth
  • You had an implant
  • Replace a missing tooth

Procedure

Generally the whole procedure is completed in 2 appointments. At the first appointment the dentist prepares the teeth and takes impressions to create the final bridge. Sometimes dentist may fit in a temporary bridge or healing bridge in case of extraction.

At the second appointment, the dentist will cement the final bridge. It takes almost 2 to 3 hours.