Dental Bridge

When a tooth is extracted, it leaves an empty space in the jaw. A dental bridge fills that 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 dental bridge, while the fake tooth fills the gap.

A dental bridge has a life of 7-10 years.

Benefits of Dental Bridge

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  • Fills the empty space left after a tooth extraction
  • Food does not get stuck when eating
  • You look better when you smile
  • You can chew food better
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If the space left after a tooth extraction is not filled by either a dental bridge or a dental implant, then it will cause other teeth to fall soon.

See the effects of a missing tooth here.

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 dental bridge. It has no metal in it and therefore looks like a natural

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tooth. It is more expensive than a 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 base. It is

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cheaper than a zirconia dental bridge and has high strength. However, it is not as strong as a zirconia dental bridge.

Dental Bridge Placement

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

Dental bridge on natural teeth

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Dental bridge on dental implants​

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Procedure for Placing Dental Bridge

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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.

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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.

Precautions after Treatment

  • Eat soft food for 24 hours after the surgery
  • Avoid hot food and drinks for 24 hours after surgery
  • Do not drink from a straw for 24 hours
  • Do not spit or gargle or rinse harshly for 24 hours
  • Take prescribed medicine on time
  • Keep your teeth clean and maintain good oral hygiene.

Alternatives of Dental Bridge

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

1. Dental Implant

A dental implant is an artificial tooth that works like a real tooth. When a natural tooth is extracted, a dental implant is inserted in the space left after the

Dental Implant

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.

Read more about dental implant here.

2. Partial Denture

A partial denture replaces a missing tooth with a removable fake tooth. A denture is not recommended as an alternative to a dental

Denture

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.

Read more about denture here.

Dental Bridge Vs Tooth Implant

Dental Bridge

  • A dental bridge can be placed in 3-4 days
  • It is a non-invasive surgery
  • It costs less than a dental implant
  • It can be placed in every case

Tooth Implant

  • A dental implant requires 2 visits in 3 months. Each visit is of 3-4 days
  • It costs more than a dental bridge
  • It is an invasive surgery. Therefore, a dental implant surgery can not be done in every case, like a patient with diabetes

Dental Bridge Vs Denture

Dental Bridge

  • A dental bridge can be placed in 3-4 days
  • It has permanently fixed teeth
  • It has more biting force / strength than a denture
  • It looks like a natural tooth
  • It costs more than a denture

Denture

  • A denture requires at least 7 days to make
  • It is not permanent and has to be removed daily
  • It has less biting force / strength
  • It looks less natural
  • It is cheaper than a dental bridge

Equipment Used to Make Tooth Crowns, Dental Veneers, Dental Bridge

CAD / CAM Machine

Equipment

A CAD / CAM (Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing) machine is used to manufacture tooth crown, dental veneers, Lumineers, and dental bridge from zirconia (ceramic) material. This machine has high accuracy and is completely automatic.

Intra-oral Scanner

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.

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Equipment

Cost of Dental Bridge is - $ 90 per tooth

Tooth Crown

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.

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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 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:

Calculation

Cost

Calculation

Total

Cost in USA

$ 1260 X 3

$ 3780

Cost outside of USA

$ 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 replaces one missing tooth, is $ 3780 in USA and $ 270 outside of USA at our clinic.

Read more about the cost of dental bridge here.

Low Cost and Affordable Dental Bridge

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.

Read more about dental tourism here.
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Frequently Asked Questions​

FAQ

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.

FAQ

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.

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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.

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