Dental Bridges - Elite Dental Group
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What is a Dental Bridge?

 

A dental bridge is an artificial tooth replacement that is attached on to existing teeth or implants. A dental bridge is commonly used to fill in a space where one or more teeth are missing.

 

 

When do I need a dental bridge?

 

A dental bridge is an alternative to a denture or an implant that replaces a missing tooth/teeth.

 

 

Leaving a missing tooth gap may cause your remaining teeth to shift.

 

 

Are there different types of dental bridges?

 

Here are the 3 most common types of dental bridges:

 

  • Conventional (full-coverage) dental bridges
  • Maryland/resin-bonded (partial coverage) dental bridges
  • Implant-supported dental bridges.

 

 

We work with talented ceramic artists to recreate natural-looking porcelain teeth with custom colouring and staining, according to the design as prescribed by our dental team.

 

 

DENTAL BRIDGES AT ELITE DENTAL

 

Before any dental treatment can proceed, it is extremely important to first consult us to assess if a dental bridge is suitable for you.

 

 

The health and angulation of the supporting tooth/teeth (the abutment) needs to be assessed. Your bite patterns and habits (for eg: sleep bruxism) are also important in determining how long your dental bridge will last.

 

 

Step 1: Preparing the abutment teeth

 

 

First, the abutment teeth are trimmed so that there is enough space for the crowns to be placed over them. A mould or digital scan of the teeth is then made and transferred to the dental laboratory. A temporary dental bridge will then be placed to protect your teeth and to test run the final result.

 

 

Step 2: Issuing of the Dental Bridge

 

Once the final dental bridge is ready, we will then remove the temporary bridge and cement the new final bridge onto your teeth and any excess cement is removed. We will then check your bite to make sure it is balanced before we do a final polish of your new bridge.

 

 

What if I do not want to have my teeth trimmed?

 

At Elite Dental Group, more patients are choosing NOT to having healthy tooth structure trimmed to support a dental bridge. Dental implants are increasingly popular for this reason.

Please click here to read up about one of our Signature Services: Dental Implants

 

 

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