A dental bridge replaces the missing tooth with a fixed fake tooth. A dental bridge is placed in the mouth with the support of two teeth that are adjacent to the missing tooth. The two teeth hold the dental bridge, while the fake tooth fills the gap.
A dental bridge has a life of 7-10 years.
There are two types of dental bridge: Zirconia and Porcelain with metal.
Zirconia dental bridge is the strongest and best dental bridge. It has no metal in it and therefore looks like a natural
tooth. It is more expensive than a porcelain dental bridge. We use zirconia tooth dental bridge in all treatments.
A porcelain dental bridge is made by putting a layer of porcelain (ceramic) over a metal base. It is
cheaper than a zirconia dental bridge and has high strength. However, it is not as strong as a zirconia dental bridge.
A dental bridge can be placed on natural teeth and dental implants.
A dental bridge is placed in 2 days in two parts.
First Visit: A dental bridge is placed in the mouth after a dental surgery like dental implant, root canal treatment, or tooth extraction. After the surgery is complete, the dentist takes an impression of the mouth. It takes 20-30 minutes. A dental bridge is made in 1-2 days using the impression of the mouth.
Second Visit: After a gap of 2 days, in the second visit, the dental bridge is permanently glued to the teeth surface using a very strong chemical. It takes 30-40 minutes to apply a dental bridge.
tooth extraction. A dental implant is the best solution for a missing tooth. It is better than a dental bridge because it does not affect other natural teeth and has a long life.
A partial denture replaces a missing tooth with a removable fake tooth. A denture is not recommended as an alternative to a dental
implant because it does not permanently fill the gap left by a missing tooth and this causes other teeth to fall soon. Read more on the effects of missing teeth here.
An intra-oral scanner takes a 3D image of the mouth. This 3D image is directly sent to the CAD / CAM machine that makes tooth crown, dental veneers, Lumineers, and dental bridge from zirconia (ceramic) material, that fits perfectly on the tooth.
A dental bridge is made of multiple tooth crowns. Therefore, the total cost of a dental bridge is calculated by multiplying the cost of one tooth crown with the total number of tooth crowns in a dental bridge.
Total cost of a dental bridge in USA = $ 1260 X total number of tooth crowns
Total cost of a dental bridge outside of USA = $ 90 X total number of tooth crowns
Example, for a dental bridge made from 3 tooth crowns, the cost will be:
Cost in USA
$ 1260 X 3
Cost outside of USA
$ 90 X 3
$ 1260 X 3
: $ 3780
$ 90 X 3
: $ 270
A dental bridge is very expensive in USA, but you can save a lot of money by traveling to an affordable location outside of USA for 3-4 days for the treatment.
For example, at our clinic, the cost of a dental bridge made of 3 tooth crowns (zirconia) is $ 270 which is 14 times lower than the average cost of $ 3780 in USA. So, you can save a lot of money, and at the same time enjoy a free holiday trip.
Question: Is it painful to place a dental bridge?
Answer: No, it is a completely painless procedure.
Question: Do you use anesthesia to reduce pain?
Answer: Yes, anesthesia is used to numb the mouth. You will be fully awake during the treatment and you will not feel any pain in the mouth.
Question: How many days are required for the complete procedure of dental bridge?
Answer: The complete procedure of dental bridge takes 3-4 days at our clinic.
Question: How long does a dental bridge last?
Answer: A dental bridge lasts for 7-10 years.
Question: Do I need to visit the dentist more often after the treatment?
Answer: No, you do not need to visit the dentist more often, after the treatment is over.
Question: Does a dental bridge look like a natural tooth?
Answer: Yes, a dental bridge looks like natural teeth.