Dental Bridge

When a tooth is extracted, it leaves an empty space in the jaw. A dental bridge fills that empty space. A dental bridge is made up of two or more tooth crowns.

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 bridge while the false tooth fills the gap.

The average cost of a dental bridge of 3 tooth crowns that fills one missing tooth, is $ 3780 in location_name and $ 270 outside of location_country at our_clinic.

Benefits of Dental Bridge

Dental Bridge
  • Fills the empty space left after tooth extraction
  • Food does not get stuck when eating
  • You look better when you smile
  • You can chew food better

If the space left after tooth extraction is not filled, then it will cause other teeth to fall soon.

Dental Bridge

Types of Dental Bridge

There are two types of dental bridge: Zirconia and Porcelain with Metal.

Zirconia Dental Bridge

Zirconia dental bridge is the strongest and best tooth crown. It has no metal in it and therefore looks like a natural

Tooth Crown

tooth. It is more expensive than porcelain dental bridge. We use zirconia tooth dental bridge in all treatments.

Porcelain with Metal

A porcelain dental bridge is made by putting a layer of porcelain (ceramic) over a metal crown. It is

Tooth Crown

cheaper than zirconia dental bridge and has high strength. These are better than metal and acrylic tooth crowns.

Dental Bridge Placement

A dental bridge can be placed on natural teeth and on dental implants.

Bridge on natural teeth

Dental Bridge

Bridge on implants​

Cost of Dental Bridge is - $ 90 per tooth

Tooth Crown

A dental bridge is made of multiple tooth crowns. Therefore, the total cost of 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.

Dental Bridge

Cost Calculation

The average cost of a tooth crown (zirconia) is $ 1260 in USA and $ 90 outside of USA at our clinic.

Total cost of a dental bridge in France = $ 1260 X total number of tooth crowns

Total cost of a dental bridge outside of France = $ 90 X total number of tooth crowns

Example, for a dental bridge made from 3 tooth crowns, the cost will be:

Calculation

Type

Tooth Crowns

Calculation

Total

Cost in USA

3

$ 1260 X 3

$ 3780

Cost outside of USA

3

$ 90 X 3

$ 270

  • Cost in USA:

$ 1260 X 3

: $ 3780

  • Cost outside of USA:

$ 90 X 3

: $ 270

The average cost of a dental bridge of 3 tooth crowns that fills one missing tooth, is $ 3780 in location_name and $ 270 outside of location_country at our_clinic.

Affordable & Low-Cost Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is very expensive in location_name, but you can save a lot of money by traveling to an affordable location outside of location_country for 4-5 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 location_name. So, you can save a lot of money, and at the same time enjoy a free holiday trip.

Read more about dental tourism here.

Procedure for Placing Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is placed in 2 days in two parts.

First Visit: After a surgery on the tooth like implant or root canal treatment, the dentist takes an impression of the mouth. It takes 20-30 minutes. Dental bridge is made in 1-2 days.

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.

Dental Bridge

Dental Bridge

Equipment Used to Make Tooth Crown

CAD / CAM Machine

Equipment

A CAD / CAM (Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing) machine is used to manufacture a tooth crown. This machine uses computer based technology to quickly and accurately create a tooth crown.

This machine can make zirconia (ceramic) tooth crowns, veneers, lumineers and dental bridge.

Intraoral Scanner

An intraoral scanner takes a 3D image of the mouth. This 3D image is directly sent to the CAD / CAM machine that makes the zirconia tooth crown. The tooth crown is made in 4-5 hours that perfectly fits on the tooth.

Equipment
Equipment

Dental Bridge Alternatives

A dental implant is the best option to replace a lost tooth. However, there are cheaper alternatives to implants: dental bridge and partial denture.

A dental bridge is used to fill the gap left by a missing tooth. It is made of two or more crowns. It is held in place by the two adjacent teeth which are on the either side of the missing teeth. The two teeth hold the bridge while the false tooth fills the gap.

  • It lasts for 15-20 years
  • It restores function and smile
  • It is done in single visit of 2 days
  • A dental bridge lasts for 5-10 years.

Benefits - Why you need a bridge?

A missing tooth is a serious thing. Teeth are made to function together. When you lose a tooth, the adjacent teeth may drift into the empty space.Teeth present in the opposite jaw may also shift up or down. This can affect your bite and place more stress on your teeth, causing pain and damage.
Teeth that have drifted are also harder to clean which makes it a higher risk for tooth decay or gum disease.
When a tooth is missing, the surrounding bone may shrink. If that happens, it may change the way your face look. Dental bridge maintains the proper shape of bite and maintains proper shape of the face.

Procedure for Placing Bridge

A fixed bridge means that your dentist uses existing natural teeth on both sides of your missing tooth to help hold your bridge in place. Placing a bridge will take more than one dental visit.

On the first appointment, your dentist prepares the teeth. The bridge will attach to those prepared teeth.
Then an impression of your teeth and the space is made. That information is sent to a dental laboratory where they will make the bridge.
A temporary bridge is placed to protect your prepared teeth while you are waiting for the permanent bridge.
When the permanent bridge is ready, your dentist fits, adjusts and cements the bridge permanently to the prepared teeth. This type of bridge cannot be taken out of your mouth without a dentist’s help.

Types of Bridge Placement

Cost of Dental Bridge

The complete cost of a dental bridge at our clinic is:

Example 1: Bridge of 3 Teeth

  1. One Tooth Crown
  2. Cost of 1 bridge (1 X 3 number of teeth)

:
:

US $ 100
US $ 300

Example 2: Bridge of 4 Teeth

  1. One Tooth Crown
  2. Cost of 1 bridge (1 X 4 number of teeth)

:
:

US $ 100
US $ 400

Precautions after Treatment

  • Do not eat for 24 hours from the same side of tooth after crown placement
  • Do not drink water for 1 hour after crown placement
  • Avoid eating hard and sticky food

Dental Bridge Vs Tooth Implant

Dental Bridge

  • It takes a single visit of 2 days
  • Bridge is a non-invasive surgery
  • Bridge are cheaper than implants
  • Bridge can be placed in every case
  • Bridge does not require additional surgery

Tooth Implant

  • Implant requres 2 visits in 3 months
  • Implant is an invasive surgery
  • Implant can not be done in every case
  • Implant may required additional surgery like sinus lift and bone graft

Dental Bridge Vs Tooth Implant

Dental Bridge

  • It takes a single visit of 2 days
  • Bridge is a fixed procedure
  • Bridge required no maintanence
  • Bridge has more biting force / strength than denture
  • Bridge looks like natural tooth
  • Bridge is expensive than denture

Denture (Removable Partial Denture)

  • Denture requires at least 7 days of visit
  • Denture is removable
  • Denture needs on more maintenace
  • Denture has less biting force / strenght
  • Denture looks less natural
  • Denture is cheaper than bridge

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  Are implants safe and how long do they last?
Answer:     Yes, they are safe and equally good as a natural tooth. Implants last for 15-20 years.

Question:  Are implants painless? Do they hurt?
Answer:     Yes, implants are painless because they are done under local anesthesia. You will feel numbness for 2-3 hours after surgery.

Question:  Do implants look natural?
Answer:     Yes, they look exactly same as natural tooth.

Question:  Does it require hospitalization?
Answer:     No, it is a daycare procedure.​

Question:  Do implants require daily cleaning?
Answer:     Yes, like a natural tooth implants require daily brushing.

What Materials are used in a Bridge?

Bridges are made from metal, porcelain, ceramics, or a combination of the two. Your dentist will discuss about the materials that are best for you.
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