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Dental Bridges

What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental Bridges

What Are Dental Bridges?

When you have one or more teeth missing, a dental bridge is what you need to bridge the gap between the teeth and we ensure to provide you with the finest dental bridges in Dubai. It consists of a minimum of two crowns on either side, which serve as an abutment, and a false tooth (or teeth) in between.

It is also known as a Fixed Partial Denture and is a better choice compared to Remove Partial Dentures in terms of relief and aesthetics. They revive functionality and bring in a pleasant appearance, hence allowing you to eat, speak and smile. In certain cases, implants can be employed as abutments. Dental bridges are also utilized to shut gaps between teeth and for cosmetic purposes.

How Do Dental Bridges Work?

Dental Bridges

How Do Dental Bridges Work?

Missing teeth, when not treated, can cause problems like loss of jawbone, Temporomandibular Dysfunction, shifting of teeth, etc. Therefore we always recommend a better replacement for missing teeth. Our dental bridges cost in Dubai, UAE is not too high and they enable you:

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  • To smile confidently
  • To boost once confidence
  • To prevent the problems caused by missing teeth such as tooth shifting, TMD, sunken cheeks, premature aging, etc.
  • To minimize the risk of jawbone loss (Bone loss can only be prevented by Dental Implants)
  • To restore your chewing ability
  • To help in the even distribution of bites
  • To improve your speech
  • To enhance facial shape and general appearance
The Components

It usually consists of

  1. Pontic – it is used to restore the missing tooth/teeth
  2. Retainer – it plays a part in the abutment teeth on both sides
  3. Connector – it joins the pontic to the retainers

Abutments refer to those implants or supporting natural teeth which are in part with the retainer.

Implantation Procedure

The manufacturing of a dental bridge Dubai follows the same way as that of the crown but with certain additional units involved. The abutment teeth are initially put together to the desired shape followed by which impressions are then implemented. A shade is later chosen and also a temporary prosthesis is administered. The bridge is then manufactured in the laboratory. You will first undergo a trial session upon which a bridge is set into place using dental cement. Depending on your dental requirements, slight procedural changes may exist.

Types of Dental Bridges in Dubai

They can be manufactured with a variety of materials depending on oral hygiene and patient inclinations.

  1. Zirconia dental bridges– These bridges made of zirconium dioxide, are extremely solid and firm. They are durable and also give a pleasant appearance. They are perfect for posterior and anterior teeth.
  2. Emax bridges -Emax is a magnificent choice for short span anterior dental bridges. They also give out a vibrant outer appearance.
  3. Porcelain bridges– An all-ceramic(metal free) option with pleasant aesthetics and toughness which can restore posterior and anterior teeth.
  4. Porcelain fused to metal bridges– It is an economical option compared to an all-ceramic bridge with a porcelain outer layer. It can be used in place of posterior and anterior teeth and will give out a sufficient aesthetic appearance. A downside is that the porcelain might wear off as the bridge lingers on after a certain period of time which would lead to the visibility of the metal part making it unpleasant.
  5. Metal bridges – This is a commercially viable choice with adequate toughness and resistance. However a downside would be the possibility of poor aesthetics.
Taking Care of Your Dental Bridges
  • Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristle toothbrush and a mouthwash
  • Make sure to floss once daily and to clean thoroughly under the bridge
  • For successful cleaning, use interdental brushes and oral irrigators
  • Avert from chewing hard and sticky food and to reduce the intake of sugary and acidic food items.
  • Limit undesirable habits such as smoking
  • Book a regular teeth cleanup with a professional
  • Make sure to visit your dentist in Dubai  for regular checkups

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FAQs

  • Can you let me know the key difference between a crown and a bridge?

    A dental crown provides a tough surface to your tooth so that you can chew and smile without hesitation. They guard your tooth against possible damages and help you survive toothache and sensitivity problems. The dental bridge functions as a complete replacement for your missing tooth/teeth.

  • How do I know if I am in need of an implant bridge?

    You can be considered as a potential candidate for an implant bridge if you find adjacent teeth missing and also have a good jawbone to set the implant. Please make sure to maintain good oral health and to avert from habits such as smoking post the procedure.

  • What are the various types of dental bridges that are attainable?

    1. Traditional bridge – A regular type of bridge used to restore the missing tooth with a pontic by availing support from nearby abutment teeth on either side.
    2. Cantilever bridge – These types of bridges aren’t in use currently as the singular abutment tooth that supports the pontic is vulnerable to damage.
    3. Maryland bridge – They are mostly implemented in cases of a single missing front tooth. Here the pontic is assisted by a metal or porcelain framework and is also fastened to the adjacent teeth on either side with the metal or porcelain wings.

  • What are the various substitute options available to a dental bridge for replacing a single tooth?

    You can choose to undergo a dental implantation instead of a 3 unit dental bridge. If you are seeking out for economically feasible solution, then the option of removal partial denture might be attractive. The pros of having a dental implant or RPD is that any form of intentional tooth preparation of nearby teeth to serve as abutment is not essential.

  • How long can I expect for my dental bridge to last?

    If maintained in a proper and well manner a dental bridge should endure for at least 10-15 years. It is of utmost importance to manage a proper care to it and to schedule regular checkups to ensure the longevity of the bridge. Please make it a point to drop any undesirable habits such as nail biting, pencil chewing, bruxism etc.

  • How long should I wait after my tooth extraction process to obtain a dental bridge?

    It is advisable to wait for at least 3-4 months after the extraction procedure for the better healing of the gums and bone. For the time being, you may get a temporary bridge or a removable partial denture to assist you in eating or for aesthetic purposes.

  • Can the tooth behind the dental bridge be subjected to decay?

    The tooth under the dental bridge is indeed vulnerable to oral diseases if your general oral health is underpar or if the FPD is not capable. It is important to maintain the habit of brushing and flossing to keep in check your bridge in a healthy manner. The usage of interdental brushes and oral irrigators (Waterpik) is also advised. Make sure to schedule a visit to your dentist once in every 6 months.

  • Will obtaining dental bridges hurt me in any way?

    They don’t usually hurt and also your dentist will make sure to desensitize the region before the preparation starts. Any kind of slight pain or sensitivity post the procedure can be resolved by painkillers. However, if you find yourself under extreme pain, make sure to contact your dentist immediately.

  • Is it possible to repair if any faults occur to the bridge?

    If you find yourself noticing any faults with the bridge then make sure to consult a dentist, as they can evaluate and take necessary action to fix the problem. Prolonging the treatment process may lead you to extreme pain or be vulnerable to any kind of infection or fracture to the tooth.

  • How much time will it take for me to get used to the new dental bridge?

    Usually adjusting to a new bridge is quite simple. For some, this may take upto 1-2 weeks to get familiarized with the habit. You shall also notice that you are slowly getting used to the prosthesis as each day passes by. However, if you find yourself under extreme pain or discomfort, make sure to schedule an appointment and meet your doctor without losing time.

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