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Dental Bridges

6 Nights

Average Length of Stay in Istanbul

2-4 Hours

Average Session Required

Depends on treatment

Length of Stay in Hospital

1 Day

Operation Duration

Local Anesthesia

Anesthesia

Depends on treatment

Recovery Time

Dental Bridges

Understanding Dental Bridges


Dental bridges are fixed prosthetic devices used to replace one or more missing teeth. They typically consist of two crowns (which go on the supporting teeth) and one or more artificial teeth (pontics) that fill the gap. Dental bridges aim to restore both function and aesthetics.


Initial Examination: Starting Your Treatment Journey


Before beginning dental bridge treatment, a comprehensive examination with your dentist is essential. During this visit, your dentist will assess the condition of your missing teeth, discuss whether dental bridges are a suitable option for you, and develop your treatment plan.


Treatment Planning: A Customized Approach


Every patient is unique, and dental bridge treatment is customized to meet individual needs. Your dentist will evaluate the condition of the teeth that will support the bridge and decide on the type of bridge (traditional, cantilever, Maryland bridge, etc.) to use. The material of the bridge (porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, etc.) is also selected based on personal aesthetic goals and functional requirements.


Preparing Your Teeth: Laying the Groundwork for the Bridge


The teeth that will support the bridge (abutment teeth) are prepared by reshaping them to accommodate the bridge crowns. This involves the removal of a portion of enamel. After the teeth are prepared, an impression or scan of these teeth is taken to fabricate your custom bridge in a dental lab.


Temporary Bridge: Protection and Comfort


While your permanent bridge is being made, your dentist might place a temporary bridge to protect the prepared teeth and maintain aesthetics during the interim.


Fitting Your Permanent Bridge: Realizing Your New Smile


When your permanent bridge is ready, your dentist will check the fit and color. If everything is satisfactory, the bridge is carefully positioned and fixed in place with special dental cement. This step ensures that the bridge fits comfortably and securely.


Final Checks and Adjustments: Ensuring a Perfect Fit


After the bridge is placed, your dentist will check the fit, bite, and function. Minor adjustments may be made to ensure optimal comfort and performance.


Care and Follow-Up: Long-Term Success


Regular oral hygiene and dental check-ups are crucial for the longevity of your dental bridge. Your dentist will provide specific care instructions to maintain the health of the bridge and supporting teeth.


Frequently Asked Questions


How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

With proper care, dental bridges can typically last between 5-15 years or longer.


What Are the Risks of Dental Bridge Treatment?

Risks may include decay in the supporting teeth or loosening of the bridge, but these can be minimized with regular oral care and check-ups.


Why Choose a Dental Bridge?

Dental bridges offer an aesthetic and functional solution for replacing missing teeth. The treatment can enhance your confidence and smile aesthetics. Working with an experienced dentist is crucial for achieving optimal results.

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