Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges

Are you missing one or more teeth? Missing teeth can have an impact on your ability to smile, talk, eat and even speak. Whether teeth have been lost as the result of decay, damage or injury, it’s beneficial to have the gap restored with a dental prosthesis that suits you. Teeth support one another and if one is removed they tend to shift causing issues with the bite and making oral hygiene difficult.
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Materials Used

A bridge can be made from a wide range of materials. They could include porcelain, porcelain fused to metal and Zirconia.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a prosthesis that ‘bridges’ the space between the healthy teeth on either side of the gap. It essentially uses the teeth on either side of the gap to hold a false tooth. A dental bridge is fixed in the mouth and cannot be removed.

There are different type of bridges:

Traditional or conventional bridges: These involve placing a crown on the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth and having a false tooth or pontic in between.

Cantilever bridges: These involve placing a crown on only one side of the missing teeth.

Resin bonded bridges or Maryland bridges: These involve the use of metal or porcelain wings which are bonded to one or both teeth adjacent to the missing tooth and hold a false tooth in the space.

The importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

Even if the placement of the missing teeth doesn’t have an immediately negative impact on your beautiful smile, missing teeth can have a marked impact on your bite and on the health of your mouth

What is the dental bridge procedure like?

The dental bridge procedure usually involves 2 or more visits to the clinic. On the first visit, the tooth or teeth on either side of the gap will be prepared for the bridge. This can involve minimal or no preparation, or the preparation of 1 or more teeth for crowns which will then hold the false tooth in the gap.
Your dentist will make an impression of your teeth. The impression is sent to the laboratory so that the bridge can be made for you. Your dentist may place a temporary dental bridge for this period.
Once the permanent bridge is ready, you will need to return to clinic to have it bonded in place. The temporary bridge will be removed and the new fixed bridge will be bonded to the supporting teeth.
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What does a fixed dental bridge treat?

Dental bridges are prosthetics used to replace missing teeth. A dental bridge can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth depending on the health of the remaining teeth. Dental implants can also be used to replace more than just a single unit. For example, 2 dental implants can support 3 teeth by means of a ‘bridge’.
When there are multiple teeth missing on one side, we are inclined to lean more on the other side for chewing. This can result in very uneven wear and tear on those otherwise healthy teeth. This can also lead to further damage, decay and potentially the risk of losing more teeth.
If you think you may need a bridge please talk to us today about the best option for you.

What are the advantages to getting a tooth bridge?

There are many advantages to getting a tooth bridge. Replacing a missing tooth is always a good idea. Aesthetically, it can be made to blend in with your own remaining teeth to be as discreet as possible. It can give you more chewing surfaces and take the pressure off the other teeth which may be compensating for the lack of support.
A tooth bridge can help to stop your remaining healthy teeth from shifting into the gap left behind. Quite often teeth move gradually into any available space. This can lead to misalignment, issues with bite, and also damage to the previously healthy teeth. This can, in turn, lead to decay and the potential for losing another tooth.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tooth Bridges Explained

01. Is tooth bridge a complicated treatment?
Patients are often surprised to learn that they can restore their smile in just two easy visits to our clinic.
02. Is a dental bridge durable?
With good care, bridges can last for up to a decade. Your bridgework is easy to keep clean, with brushing and flossing. At your routine check-up your dentist will examine your bridgework for any cracks or damage that need to be addressed.
03. Am I suitable to get a bridge treatment?
A tooth bridge is a good option for patients with more than a single tooth to replace. They can be a better budget-friendly solution over costlier smile restoration options.
04. Are there disadvantages?
One point to make is that with dental bridges, bone regression may occur in between the teeth which are used to support the bridge: the posts.

I have had a number of procedures completed at Foster Court Dental Clinic and I would highly recommend this practice.
The staff are friendly and helpful and were happy to check my PRSI entitlements for treatments.
The dentist was very clear on what procedures were needed and the treatments were completed hassle-free and very professionally.

Amazing dental practice, I have been going here for 10 years and I only have good things to say. The dentists are extremely knowledgeable in their field and I always feel at ease going to the dentist or the hygienist. Would highly recommend Forster Court Dental Clinic.

I have being going to Forster Court Dental for 2 years and they are wonderful. A positive pain-free experience. Before going here I was very nervous about dentists but they put me at ease!

Wonderful service when I was travelling in your beautiful country and had a tooth issue. Highly recommend.

They saved my life in last year! I remember well when I broke a piece of my front tooth and I was so despaired. They took me without appointment and did an excellent job. Wonderful service and wonderful dentists, can’t recommend them enough  Best service x

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Price List : Bridges

Bridge : €795.00 (per unit)
Porcelain crowns : €850.00/950.00
Metal/Porcelain Crowns : €850.00
Grass Fibre/Metal Post : €200.00/€250.00
Core Build Up (prior to crown) : €100.00
Porcelain Veneer : €795.00
Inlay/Onlay : €700.00
Study Models/Wax Up priced accordingly

How much do Dental Bridges cost?

Dental bridges vary in cost according to the type of bridge and number of teeth to be replaced. Please contact us to discus your options or book online. Call 091-562223.

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Alternative Treatments

We offer a wide range of General Dental Treatments, below are some related treatments that you may be interested in

If you need help or are unsure what treatment you may need, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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