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Dental Bridges




Because your smile is your best accessory!

From the name, dental bridges are used to bridge the gap which is created as a result of missing one or more tooth, on the sides of the gap, these teeth are called the abutments, and the false teeth in between which replace the missing tooth or teeth is called the pontic, they can be made from many materials including ceramics, alloy or combination of both, dental bridge will help to restore the smile, also it will help to restore the ability to speak and chew food, it will maintain the face shape, and redistribute the biting forces properly, also they will prevent the drifting of the remaining teeth out of position, a lot of types of dental bridges are available according to the patient case and requirement, they include traditional bridges, cantilever bridges and Maryland bridges,the cost will vary according to bridge type and materials, and it can last from 5-15 years if well maintained by good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.




Types of dental bridges:




TRADITIONAL BRIDGES

Involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.



CANTILEVER BRIDGES

Are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth. This is not very common any more and is not recommended in the back of the mouth where it can put too much force on other teeth and damage them.



MARYLAND BONDED BRIDGES

Are made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal or porcelain framework. Metal or porcelain wings often on just one side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.


Meet our dental experts in Dubai today!

Feel free to schedule an initial consultation with our dentists so we can assess your condition and find out if this treatment is the best choice for you. We will sit down with you and share more information on all the processes involved in the treatment, including other details such as number of visits, price, and duration of the treatment. Give our team a call today so we can set an appointment for you.



Dental Bridges FAQs


  • How do dental bridges work?
How do dental bridges work?

Dental bridges are restorative structures used to replace missing teeth that may have been lost to trauma, dental decay, extraction, or age. During the procedure, your dentist will use dental crowns to “bridge” the space between the teeth you may be missing. These days, bridges are usually made from
porcelain so that they can be shaded to look natural and even last longer.


  • How long does a dental bridge last?
How long does a dental bridge last?

Dental bridges can last anywhere from five to 10 years. But sometimes, patients can use the same ones for decades! However, the durability of dental bridges is dependent on a variety of factors; including how well you take care of your teeth, where the bridges are located, and the materials used to create them.


  • What is the benefit of dental bridges?
What is the benefit of dental bridges?

Dental bridges come with a host of benefits. First off, you do not need to remove them whenever you want to clean your teeth. You can brush your teeth normally. Besides that, bridges have an average life span of ten years. They are strong and stable, and, with impeccable oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, they can last even longer. Loss of teeth can lead to low self-esteem; bridges help restore not only your smile but also your confidence.


  • Will my speech be affected?
Will my speech be affected?

Most patients have no problems at all however you may find there is a minor adjustment period while you get use to wearing the aligners.



  • Are dental bridges removable?
Are dental bridges removable?

Traditional, fixed bridges are permanently cemented in your mouth. But if you opt for a removable, partial dental bridge, then you can remove it at any time. Many patients remove bridges while they sleep and for cleaning purposes.


  • What exactly is a dental bridge?
What exactly is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a dental device that includes one, two or three false teeth to take the place of missing teeth. In order for the bridge to be held properly in place, it is attached to the neighboring teeth using dental crowns. Since a healthy mouth is one that has a full set of teeth, anyone who is missing even just one tooth needs to find a tooth replacement option as soon as possible.


  • How long does it take to get used to a dental bridge?
How long does it take to get used to a dental bridge?

Dental bridges, like any other dental work, can take you up to a week to get adjusted to. However, once your mouth is used to the feeling of the dental bridge, you won’t even notice it! If your
dental bridge is still causing you discomfort after a week of wearing it, you may want to schedule a follow-up dental visit so your dentist can ensure the bridge is sitting correctly and make
any needed adjustments.


Ministry of Health, UAE Approval No. G9ITYQXO-210621 – 20/6/2022
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